AGA KHAN GARDEN
Welcome to the Aga Khan Garden Web App prototype! You can choose if you want to play, learn, reflect or think about topics related to the Islamic World like: Botany & Environment, Art & Design, Music Sound & Poetry, and Intercultural Understanding.
To use the app, close this screen and tap on the flower.
The Aga Khan Garden is open to all people. It is a secular space inspired by historical gardens of the Islamic world. Created for reflection, inspiration, education and intercultural dialogue, visitors are invited to experience the beauty of nature, as well as the diverse arts, music and cultures of the Islamic world. It is wheelchair-accessible and available for hosting special events.
Located within the traditional territories of the Treaty Six First Nations, the 4.8 hectare garden is part of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden in Parkland County, Alberta, Canada, just south of south of the City of Edmonton.
Designed by the firm Nelson Byrd Woltz, it is a contemporary interpretation of the Islamic world's garden and landscape design traditions, especially those of Mughal India. At the same time, the design responds to the unique qualities of Alberta's ecology and geography.
In addition to forested areas, the garden includes around 25,000 plants, trees and shrubs and is a place to better understand the importance of plants to our ecosystem. It includes the following:
His Highness the Aga Khan gifted the garden to the University of Alberta in 2009, following his receipt of an honorary doctorate for his philanthropic work. The garden's construction was overseen by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
The Web App for the garden was developed with the support of a Partnership Development Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
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