Canada’s newest horticultural attraction opened to the public on Saturday at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park.
It’s called ‘The Leaf’ and features 30 acres of new gardens and green spaces, complete with trees, shrubs, flowers and other plant life flourishing in four indoor biomes.
“It has been very rewarding to see the vision for The Leaf become a reality as everything has come together over the past few months,” said Margaret Redmond, President and CEO of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy.
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Each biome has a theme, including tropical, Mediterranean, and even a butterfly garden.
Opening Day festivities included workshops, performances, and pop-up exhibits.
“Giving them the opportunity to discover the magic and beauty of this amazing place,” said Laura Cabak of Assiniboine Park.
The new attraction allows guests to experience and discover a celebration of cultural diversity and biodiversity.
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Cabak said, “All the things we have in common are based on our relationship with nature.”
“So it’s a beautiful place to explore, but we’re also going to make it a really fulfilling experience here.”
In addition to the new attraction, the Babs Asper Display House has been transformed for the holidays.
According to the organizers the display includes plants, decorations and settings that remind people of the experiences and traditions that make up the home.
Gerald Dielemann, Senior Director of Horticulture, said, “Regardless of where we come from, or what we celebrate, there is a sense of comfort and belonging that comes from the familiar traditions, ceremonies and celebrations that bring us home.” and brings us together.” , Assiniboine Park Conservancy.
people are encouraged buy ticket ahead of time to ensure availability.
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