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Assiniboine Park’s Diversity Gardens Opening Delayed to 2021

August 21, 2019 10:31 AM | News

The Leaf Tropical Biome

An artist’s rendering of The Leaf Tropical Biome at Canada’s Diversity Gardens (APC)

The Leaf

An exterior view of The Leaf at Canada’s Diversity Gardens. (APC)

WINNIPEG — The completion of Canada’s Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park will take a little longer than expected.

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy says a timeline for the project’s completion and opening is now scheduled for sometime in 2021.

The nearly $98 million project includes “The Leaf,” which is a year-round biome that will eventually house thousands of plants.

A spokesperson says they had hoped to have the roof of The Leaf installed before winter, but additional adjustments to the structure’s cable system need to be completed first.

“This is a precise process and it is essential that we take the time to get it right. When the roof is completed, the environmental control systems will be installed,” the conservancy said in a statement.

The next step is the planting of the biomes, which need to take place in warmer weather.

Once the roof is installed by next spring or early summer, the public should have a clearer picture of when Canada’s Diversity Gardens will open.