Trochu Arboretum

Annual Arboretum Membership

Annual membership runs from April 1  to March 31 each year.  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. For more information, call Suzanne @ The Sweetgrass Cafe 403-442-2111 or The Town of Trochu 403-442-3085

Arboretum Rental Costs

$350 for Ceremony and photos

$350 for Reception and photos

$550 for Ceremony, Reception, and photos

$150 for only photos

$50 Additional for use of VIC

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



 Come for an hour…Stay for the day


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.  

Now open at the Arboretum is the Sweetgrass Cafe.  Sit on the deck and listen to the birds sing or go inside to the cosy diningroom to be treated to some gourmet, homestyle cooking .  Suzanne has turned the original house into a delightful place to eat in Trochu, come for lunch or call ahead for dinner reservations 403-442-2111.  While you are here, check out the Sweetgrass Gift Shoppe.

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