Vice President Facilities and Operations

Capital Projects

Aga Khan Garden

Render of the Aga Khan

Location: University of Alberta Botanic Garden
Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz with support from Dialog, ISL Engineering and CMS Collaborative
Contractor: Clark Builders
Scheduled Completion: Spring 2018

Project Description:

The Aga Khan Garden honours the long-standing relationship between the Aga Khan and UAlberta. Made possible by a $25 million contribution from the Aga Khan, the garden incorporates elements from other Mughal Islamic gardens while featuring North American plants and topography. The 4.8-hectare garden includes secluded forest paths, wide-stepped terraces that change with the seasons and geometric water features that stream into natural wetlands.

Recognition:

The Aga Khan Garden was selected by the editors of Where Canada as one of Canada's Best New or Improved Attractions of 2018 for representing a significant milestone in tourism. Attractions are recognized for their uniqueness and diverse appeal and are highly recommended to visitors of the area.

Resources:

University of Alberta Botanic Garden

The Aga Khan Development Network 

Build of new Aga Khan Garden reaches halfway point