Just because it's fall doesn't mean picnic season is over. In fact, it can be more special than ever before, thanks to the University Of Alberta. The U of A Botanic Garden has revealed the details of their "Twilight Picnic Experience" and it sounds like the most enchanting date plan ever.
The experience is intended for those who love watching stunning Alberta sunsets in a dreamy garden setting.
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There's something super breathtaking about taking in the last hours of daylight with your loved one.
Another cool thing about this picnic package is that it lets you stay in the garden long after the general public has been sent home, according to the Botanic Garden.
The "exclusive access" is a great away to explore the garden for yourself without the crowds but also get to know your date in a quiet and less-public setting.
How the package works is that you reserve your spot in the garden for the Twilight Picnic. The price is $125 plus tax for the whole thing.
Your reservation includes a packed, gourmet picnic box full of classic foods like charcuterie, cheese, fresh fruits and vegetables, desserts, bread, and more.
The box will be decked out in edible flowers and herbs that are grown in the garden itself.
The Botanic Garden can provide you with blankets, flowers, wine, and personalized cards, but they will be add-ons on top of your standard package.
If you want to be even more extra for the picnic, let them know while making reservations and they'll provide a more customized experience.
In terms of the hours, you can arrive in the garden anytime after 5 p.m., and pick up your box in the next hour or two.
The garden closes for the public at around 6 p.m in the fall, so you and other picnickers basically get the garden to yourself up until 9 p.m.
Just make sure you're maintaining physical distancing from other picnic-goers.
The garden's only letting in a few groups of picnickers each night to ensure that you can properly enjoy your time with your date.
Just imagine gazing out at the Kurimoto Japanese Garden as the sun sets in the background.
Whether you're with your longtime partner, a fall fling, a friend, or a family member, you're going to have an evening to remember.
The Twilight Picnic Experience
When: 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., every day
Address: The University Of Alberta Botanic Garden, 51227 AB-60, Spruce Grove, AB
Why You Need To Go: To have a delightful evening with your favourite person in a scenic garden spot.