Multi-million dollar gift by the Aga Khan: North America’s largest Islamic-inspired garden in Alberta, Canada

Source: Edmonton Journal by Juris Graney

Multi-million dollar gift by the Aga Khan: North America’s largest Islamic-inspired garden in Alberta, CanadaAga Khan drops multi-million dollar gift on University of Alberta

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.

Spanning almost 12 acres, the Mughal garden will become the centrepiece of the sprawling 240-acre University of Alberta Botanic Garden, located about 15 minutes southwest of the city.

Design work on the project began about six years ago after the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, visited the garden and suggested the idea.

Early stages of construction began in the summer of 2016 and the new garden is scheduled to open in time for the Aga Khan’s diamond jubilee celebrations in July 2018.

Read more. Dated April 7, 2017

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