One of the finest pleasures of a visit to Lougheed House is a stroll through the formal Beaulieu Gardens, situated on the 2.8 acre Lougheed estate. The Lougheeds were horticultural leaders in their community, often winning Calgary Horticultural Society 1st prizes for many garden and lawn entries between the years of 1908 – 1914.
The Beaulieu Gardens
Lougheed House has long been a sanctuary of peace and beauty in the middle of the city. Each year, our head gardener and wonderful team of volunteers work tirelessly to present a themed garden that ties into the theme of the house as a whole. Come and visit our gardens and experience it for yourself.
Weekly Summer Garden Tours, Saturdays in July and August, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Included with admission to Lougheed House.
Learn more about the Gardens’ lively past, the significance of the Gardens’ flora and its current use with tours led by a costumed interpreter.
2015 Garden Theme
The 2015 commemorative 10th anniversary garden design incorporates annual themes from the past ten years. In 2005, the Gardens were restored to their former glory and opened to the public thanks to volunteers and donors. Until 1936, the Gardens were cared for by Sir James Lougheed and Lady Isabella, who were both were early members of the Calgary Horticultural Society. The Gardens were once the site of elegant garden parties and the entertaining of visiting royalty.
Today, the Gardens are available to all under the ownership of the City of Calgary and the Province of Alberta. Lougheed House Conservation Society volunteers work hard each year to bring the Gardens’ splendor to fruition. Each section of the 2015 Gardens is dedicated to a particular past year’s theme. New hybrids of annuals and different colors combinations add fresh creativity to past garden designs. Can you identify the rudbeckia, sanvithlia, painted tongue, stocks, liatris, mountain spinach and godeta?
See the Gardens in full bloom by mid to late June!