Aga Khan Garden set to open southwest of Edmonton
After nearly a decade of planning, the much-anticipated Aga Khan Garden is set to open at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden in Devon on Friday.
Construction on the 4.8-hectare garden began at the beginning of 2017. The garden features secluded forest paths, fruit orchards and more than 25,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and wetland plants.
The Aga Khan Garden: Fun facts
- Name of garden chosen by the U of A
- About 665,000 kg of granite used for the project
- About 876 steel piles — 8.1 km worth — used to support structure of garden
- Garden designed by award-winning landscape architects out of Virginia, USA
- Fruit orchards include plum, cherry, apple, pear and apricot trees
- Rose garden contains fountain inspired by Alberta’s wild rose symbol
- Garden includes 12 water features and fountains
More at the source: Globalnews.ca / Caley Ramsay / June 27, 2018
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No words can describe this wonderful one of a kind garden and the impact it will have on all who will visit it and want to go back to see it. The residents in Alberta are very fortunate to have it at their doorstep and people from all communities will use it as a place of immense peace and tranquility.