Trochu Arboretum

Open daily from Dawn to Dusk

Come for an hour… Stay for the day!

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Try a scavenger hunt at the Arboretum!

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Accessible bathrooms onsite.

$5/person or $15/family Suggested Donation for Entry

Donation Box & Q/R Code available at entrance

Annual Arboretum Membership

Annual membership valid one year from purchase date.  Memberships run at $15 per person or $25 per family. Payment may be made by mailing a cheque (payable to the Trochu Arboretum Society) to Box 803, Trochu. The Town of Trochu office is also willing to accept payment. Membership grants you free visits to the Trochu Gardens and Grounds throughout the year.

Donation Policy:

Tree Donation – $500.00

Shrub Donation – $250.00

Roses Donation -$100.00

Arboretum Rental Costs

$500 for Ceremony and photos

$500 for Reception and photos

$750 for Ceremony, Reception, and photos

$150 for only photos

$50 Additional for use of VIC

For more than 100 guests, $1.00 will be added for each additional guest, to a maximum of 250 guests for the ceremony and 150 guests for the reception. If guest attendance exceeds what was booked, this charge will come out of the damage deposit.

Damage Deposit equal to rental  (Not Cashed unless there are damages)

Visitor Interpretive Centre (VIC) Rental Information

Looking for a great facility to rent for a a great fee – check out the VIC.

VIC rent as agreed upon between the Owner and the Renter, is as follows:

$100 for whole day

$65 for 4 hours and under

Damage Deposit to equal cost of rental


*Please NOTE for the winter months the Arboretum Manager Phone is on Vacation Mode – Call 403-442-3085

For questions or more information, call the Arboretum Manager at 403-588-8600 or The Town of Trochu at 403-442-3085.


Found in the heart of the Central Alberta Prairies, the Trochu Arboretum and Gardens is a nature lover’s dream. 

Come and explore the hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals found in our garden.  Red shale walkways will lead you on a path of discovery to all the wonders found within.  Numerous specimens of trees and flowers will beckon the photographer in you to capture the beauty of Mother Nature’s gifts.  Many varieties of birds can be heard singing in the canopy above and many more are found bathing in fountains or feeding on the ground below.

Explore our Dr. Hay Memorial pond and find frogs, water striders, koi, goldfish and many aquatic plants.  Kids of all ages will enjoy challenging a partner to a game of checkers on our outdoor checker board.  Beat our feathered friends to nature’s treats in our fruit garden and eat apples, cherries, saskatoons and raspberries fresh from the tree.  

There are public washrooms available.

For any information please call 403-588-8600

There is always something new to see at the Arboretum. 

 Come for an hour…stay for the day