There’s a new garden to visit at Assiniboine Park! The new outdoor gardens at The Leaf will be opening on Friday, July 9, 2021. The opening of the garden will mark the completion of the outdoor phase of The Leaf – Canada’s Diversity Gardens.
The new garden is almost 30 acres large and is located in the southeast corner of Assiniboine Park. In total, it include six unique gardens:
- Indigenous Peoples Garden
- Kitchen Garden
- Sensory Garden
- Performance Garden
- Seasonal Garden
- The Grove
“The opening of these new gardens will return a significant and beautifully revitalized area of Assiniboine Park to our community for year-round enjoyment,” said Margaret Redmond, President & CEO, Assiniboine Park Conservancy. “Over the past year, we have been reminded of the value of public parks and greenspace and how important these places are to our health and well-being. I am grateful to our hard-working staff, project partners, and donors who have helped bring this vision to life and look forward to welcoming visitors to the Gardens at The Leaf this summer!”
Plans for next year include planting an additional 200 trees, 2,000 shrubs, and 2,700 perennials. Once all plantings are complete, well over 600 new trees will have been planted as part of this project.