The Devonian Botanical Garden has been approved to receive $13 million in funds by the Alberta government as part of the province’s capital plan for 2014.
The university-owned garden will use the funds to update their infrastructure to prepare for the addition of a world-class Islamic garden.
“The garden is growing and with the addition of the Islamic garden, which is in its design stage, we need some basic infrastructure upgrades. This is in order to meet the increased capacity,” said Kerry Mulholland, communications coordinator at the garden.
The funding request was made by the University of Alberta in 2011 to help maintain infrastructure such as utilities, waste water treatment, electrical and gas service upgrades, parking and entrance requirements.
Upgrading the infrastructure will help the garden meet the anticipated increase of visitors once the Islamic garden opens.