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His Highness the Aga Khan tours the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and landscape architect Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz, the firm that designed the garden Credit: Paul Swanson

Aga Khan Trust for Culture rehabilitates a garden project in Kabul 2019-02-20

Chihilsitoon Garden in Kabul, Afghanistan

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has recently restored the 12.5 hectare Chihilsitoon Garden in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Incorporating 10,200m2 of modernised or newly constructed rammed earth buildings, the project now provides high-quality facilities for visitors.

Once a 19th century royal garden that was transformed into a state property that welcomed visiting dignitaries in the 20th century, Chihilsitoon was looted during the Afghan Civil War of the early 1990s and left in a severely damaged state.

$25-million Aga Khan garden construction half finished


Construction of a multimillion-dollar, Islamic-inspired garden at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden has officially reached the halfway point. Reporter Juris Graney toured the site Wednesday to get a feel for the project that’s being funded by a $25-million donation from the Aga Khan, the hereditary imam or spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
From the beginning
Initial design work on the Aga Khan Garden began six years ago, followed by early stages of construction starting on the grounds of the former Devonian Botanic Gardens in the summer of 2016.

Build of new Aga Khan Garden reaches halfway point

Aga Khan Garden, Alberta

Islamic-inspired garden is driving transformation at University of Alberta Botanic Garden
By Helen Metella on July 6, 2017

With construction of the huge Aga Khan Garden approaching the halfway mark, the site looks like one might imagine the Great Pyramids did as they were assembled.

Aga Khan gift creates spectacular new garden for research and learning 2017-04-07

Concept illustration of the new Aga Khan Garden at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. The new feature garden is scheduled

The garden honours the partnership between the University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University

April 7, 2017

A spectacular new garden will bloom in 2018 at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, located 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton.

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