- 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.
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.
Source: Aga Khan Development Network