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The park itself, will be the second Aga Khan garden in Canada, as it follows in the footsteps of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto
…the Aga Khan Garden Alberta, to be located at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, was an eye-opener for many.
“…we are creating together a Mughal-style garden, which echoes the great contributions that Muslims have…
The landscape architect discusses how local plants featured in the garden respond to the seasonal changes and the paths are highlighted against the woods.
The Aga Khan Garden is considered a gift that will celebrate both the 150th anniversary of Canada and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations that mark 60 years since the Aga Khan became the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
A natural opening in the woods provides an opportunity for a special learning and entertainment space in the Aga Khan Garden.
Learn more from the landscape architect about the details of the Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta.
Inspiring TEDx Talk by Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz landscape architect, who designed the Aga Khan Islamic Garden at University of Alberta Garden.
“The University of Alberta Aga Khan Garden will serve as a living reminder of the diverse heritage of our open and welcoming province, which is a big part of what makes Alberta such a great place to live. “
Popular botanic garden reaffirms its connection to university with new name
University of Alberta received the gift of a spectacular new garden from his Highness the Aga Khan.
The garden honours the partnership between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University
Photo Gallery: Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden
The University of Alberta Botanical Garden will receive an Islamic garden set to bloom in 2018 as a gift.
The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta is a symbol of the ongoing partnership between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan Development Network—a collaboration that has fostered intellectual, cultural and education exchange for over a decade.
Geometry is an important element common in Islamic landscapes. The geometric structure of this garden acts as a framework for the local wetlands and honours the ridges of sand dunes that were once an ancient glacial lake.
“On the 150th anniversary of Canada, it is appropriate that we are creating together a Mughal-style garden, which echoes the great contributions that Muslims have made to world heritage,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam in a written statement.
The Aga Khan Garden, Alberta was made possible by a contribution by His Highness the Aga Khan. The gift arises from the long-standing relationship between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan.
His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims around the world, has gifted the University of Alberta with a new garden for research and learning.
North America’s largest — and possibly the world’s coldest — Islamic-inspired garden is to be built in Alberta, a $25 million gift from the Aga Khan that is expected to attract up to 160,000 visitors a year.