The Edwardian Gardens were designed to please the eye and delight the senses. Stroll through the lush gardens and experience the “outdoor rooms”. Each has its own unique perspective, framed by sweeping lawns that follow the Edwardian Garden design. All are fully accessible, with hardscaped pathways taking you to a simpler time. (check out the photo gallery below)
Today the Edwardian Gardens offer thousands of vibrant annuals and perennials including 5,706 tulips, and a Collection Garden featuring magnificent lilies. Enjoy the timeless beauty of true Edwardian-style gardens.
Enjoy the gardens by bringing a picnic to share with your family or friends. Awaken your senses by taking time to smell the flowers and relax under the canopy of shade from the tree plantation planted by Mr. George Watt well over a hundred years ago. The gardens uphold the rich and majestic history of Government House.
After enjoying the history outside leave yourself time to visit the museum inside. It gives you a glimpse of life at Government House at the turn of the 20th Century. If you have a group of 10 or more you are encouraged to book your visit 24 hours in advance using the form found on our Tours & Programs Page. They are several indoor and outdoor tours available.
As we emerged from the strict pandemic protocols, 2022 also brought a number of changes to the Edwardian Gardens.
In Spring 2022 a number of interpretive panels were added throughout the grounds to help you learn even more about this wonderful National Historic Site.
Government House was proud to be chosen as the site for the Saskatchewan Residential School Memorial. We have a dedicated page for the Memorial where you can learn more. The new Memorial is found near the southwest corner of the property. This spot is a relatively quiet location making it ideal for reflection and contemplation.
In celebration of the 70-year reign of HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF CANADA, Commemorative Gardens were dedicated in 2022 by Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners across Canada. The Government House Platinum Jubilee garden is near the north edge of our property along Dewdney Avenue.
The design celebrates Her Majesty’s jubilee by featuring the Queen Elizabeth rose in the centre. It also recognizes the ties between the Crown and Indigenous peoples by including tobacco plants, and it honours Saskatchewan with plants native to our province.
Download our garden map below to guide you around the gardens while learning a bit of history.