Islamic garden coming to University of Alberta Botanical Garden in 2018

Islamic garden coming to University of Alberta Botanical Garden in 2018

Source The Gateway, by Adam Lachacz

The University of Alberta Botanical Garden will receive an Islamic garden set to bloom in 2018 as a gift.

The new Islamic garden will be the first in Western Canada supported by a more than $25 million donation from the the Aga Khan, who leads the second-largest Shia Islam branch. Known as the Aga Khan Garden, it will combine historic Islamic garden elements with the western Canadian landscape. The garden will reside within the University of Alberta Botanical Garden, which is about a 15-minute drive southwest of Edmonton.

“In a tradition dating back 1,200 years, this may be the coldest climate in which an Islamic garden has been built,” said international Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul at the garden’s announcement ceremony on April 7.

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