Boudreau Communities is committed to and known for its exceptional mixed use communities that borrow heavily from the European influences of walkable, social neighbourhoods with unique architecture and beautiful gathering spaces. A Boudreau community is not just another development – it’s a way of life. You can see this way of life taking shape at Boudreau’s latest project, Botanica.
Ideally situated across from St. Albert’s famous Red Willow Park, Botanica sits on the historic site of the former Hole’s Greenhouses.
Ted and Lois Hole were noted entrepreneurs and philanthropists who found success with their small commercial garden on Bellerose Drive. Residents fondly remember the original old red barn where their produce was sold. The company grew to become one the largest independent retail garden centres in the country. In 2011 the gardens relocated to The Enjoy Centre on Riel Drive.
When the Hole family chose to make the original site available for purchase, BDL appreciated its beauty and believed the City of St. Albert and its homeowners would benefit from a luxury development with a focus on quality lifestyle.
“With great respect for the legacy that this historic institution left behind, Botanica acquired the [original Hole’s Greenhouses] land with the vision of creating a naturally luxurious community for the residents of St. Albert,” Boudreau Communities states. “Residents can own a small piece of history.”
Botanica, inspired by nature, sits on the banks of the Sturgeon River. Residents can enjoy 65 kms of organized trails right from their doorstep. Red Willow Park, a popular greenspace in the heart of St. Albert and St. Albert’s botanical gardens are so close they can be viewed from Botanica’s 6th floor rooftop terrace. St. Albert’s Saturday morning Farmers Market is a lovely stroll away. In the warmer seasons the river, and its views, offer much entertaining activity. Kayaks and canoes can be seen floating by. Ducks and geese will land, swim and take off again. Regardless of the season, stunning sunrises or sunsets greet every suite.
As part of a mixed-use community, Botanica neighbours the Shops at Boudreau, featuring boutique shops, formal and casual dining, business and health services, patios and benches. A freshly baked loaf of bread, a bottle of wine, and all the makings of a delightful charcuterie board can be experienced within the minutes from the front doors. And there’s so much; lattes, fresh flowers, gifts… the list goes on.
All 252 luxury condo suites have terraces or balconies large enough to support a barbeque and container garden. A variety of options cater to every personal style ranging from one-bedroom suites to two bedrooms with a den and a media room. Open concept living means no matter which size of suite one chooses, it will always feel spacious and airy with plenty of natural light flowing through the eco-friendly, low-e windows. Every feature in Botanica has been designer selected based on quality, performance and style.
The Central Hall is a two-storey masterpiece at the very heart of the Botanica community. “The Lobby Redefined” is comprised of four well-appointed amenities: the Social Hall, a place to gather, unwind and socialize while taking in stunning views of the river valley; a media area; comfortable seating; and a well-appointed prep kitchen create the perfect space for a private function. The Wellness Centre features a two-storey room with expansive river views and a wide variety of exercise equipment as well as a space for stretching and classes. Two parlours offer a cozy, comfortable place to meet friends or just enjoy the activity of the community around you. The 4,000 square ft 6th floor rooftop terrace capitalizes on the stunning views while you enjoy the inviting fireplace and lounge seating.
Botanica is the ideal place to live, work, and play in European style luxury. Imagine being able to easily walk to shops and services in any season; having the city’s most beautiful walking paths just outside your door; coming home to a spacious suite and every desirable onsite amenity; and being able to keep active in body, mind and spirit in one affordable, thoughtfully designed community.
Botanica Building 1 is sold out and Building 2 is 75 per cent sold. With the evident success of Botanica and the support of purchases, predominately from Sturgeon County, Boudreau Communities is thrilled to have secured an additional eight acres of riverfront property and is in the planning stages of development for Riverbank Landing. The same values and quality commitments, as found in Botanica, will continue as Riverbank Landing enhances this exciting mixed used community. Learn more about Boudreau Communities by visiting www.boudreaucommunities.ca, and about the lifestyle you can enjoy at Botanica by visiting, www.livebotanica.ca.