New Aga Khan Garden opens Friday at University of Alberta Botanic Garden

New Aga Khan Garden opens Friday at University of Alberta Botanic GardenBy KERRY MULHOLLAND for FOLIO

A unique and spectacular new addition to the University of Alberta Botanic Garden will be unveiled to the public this Friday as it opens for the season.

The Aga Khan Garden, a new 4.8-hectare garden made possible by a $25-million gift from the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili community, was designed for the Edmonton region’s climate and topography.

The geometrically designed garden, which is a modern interpretation of traditional Mughal architecture, features secluded forest paths, wide stepped terraces, granite and limestone walls and paving stones, 12 water features—including some that stream into wetlands—and an outdoor amphitheatre.

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