“This garden is a testament to a province where differences are valued and diversity thrives,” said Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. “In Alberta, we don’t care who you love, where you worship or what colour your skin is. We respect and celebrate our differences. Alberta’s Ismaili community is a great example of that and so is this wonderful garden.”
Alberta Lt.-Gov Lois Mitchell, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and His Highness the Aga Khan have officially inaugurated the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta. The Aga Khan Garden, located at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden southwest of Edmonton, features an idyllic expanse designed for education, reflection and the promotion of intercultural understanding and harmony.
Designed by world-renowned landscape architectural firm Nelson Byrd Woltz, the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta 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 thrive in Alberta’s northern climate.
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