$25-million gift from His Highness the Aga Khan: Garden in Edmonton opens to public

  • 4.8 hectare Mughal-inspired space is northernmost Islamic garden in world
  • Made possible by a $25-million gift from His Highness the Aga Khan
  • Expected to more than double annual visitors from 75,000 to 160,000
  • Joins a network of parks and gardens built or restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture around the world, in places such as Delhi, Cairo, Kabul and Toronto.
Secondary entrance along the short axis – The Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo AKDN / Nelson Byrd Woltz, 2018

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 29 June 2018 – After nearly a decade of planning and 18 months of construction, the much-anticipated new Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton, Alberta, was opened to the public.

The 4.8 hectare Mughal-inspired garden, made possible by a US$25-million gift from His Highness the Aga Khan, features secluded forest paths, granite and limestone terraces, still pools that reflect the prairie sky and a waterfall that tumbles over textured stone. Fruit orchards extend around the large Calla Pond, and the garden contains more than 25,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and wetland plants, selected for fragrance, beauty and the ability to survive Alberta’s harsh climate.

Ice Chabutra – The Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo: AKDN / Nelson Byrd Woltz, 2018

Source: Aga Khan Development Network

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this fantastic one of a kind garden for all seasons. Words cannot express how The Aga Khan builds gardens on most of his projects and aspiring to inspire peace among the beauty of nature.

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