Paula Simons for Edmonton Journal
“This is a timeless, multi-multi-multi-generational garden. Our great-great-great-grandchildren will be enjoying this garden.”
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. Rumi, 13th century Persian poet.
On a sunny Wednesday morning, Lee Foote, director of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, is leading a tour of the Aga Khan Garden.
We walk along a raised path, winding through the spruce and jackpine and aspen wilderness to a long black granite reflecting pool which mirrors the sky and the trees above. Once, Foote jokes, this was a bog. Now, it’s been transformed into a woodland bagh — the Persian word for garden.
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