Source: University of Alberta
Popular botanic garden reaffirms its connection to university with new name
It’s now known by another name, but its roses smell just as sweet.
Today the Devonian Botanic Garden officially becomes the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, a change that reflects both its history and its importance as an remarkable educational resource in the province.
“We’re always evolving,” said Lee Foote, the garden’s director. “After more than 40 years under the garden’s previous name, it will soon be time to refresh both our buildings and our site, so it seems appropriate to start any renewal with an accurate name.”
Since the garden plays a significant role as a research site, hosts adult and child classes year-round, and is one of Alberta’s top visitor attractions, it’s relevant to remind the public of its strong ties to the University of Alberta, where it is part of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, said Foote.
Read more – Dated: March 7, 2017