Aga Khan officially opens Islamic garden

Aga Khan officially opens Islamic garden
David Turpin, president, University of Alberta shows Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell, Premier Rachel Notley and his Highness the Aga Khan Premier prior to the official inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, at a ceremony at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 . (Greg Southam – Postmedia)

A decade ago, plans for construction of the world’s northernmost Islamic garden seemed an unlikely dream, the Aga Khan told a crowd that gathered Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a $25-million garden he gifted to the University of Alberta.

The Aga Khan Garden, named for the 49th hereditary Imam of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims, sprawls over 4.8 hectares — about the size of 31 NHL hockey rinks, and is set amidst the larger University of Alberta Botanic Garden, located about 15 minutes southwest of the city.

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