A garden retreat in Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park
The 1,110 acre Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba offers a variety of attractions. One of these is the English Garden. Its winding paths and free-form gardens are indicative of the English Landscape style, an approach to gardens that became popular in the eighteenth century. Irregular shapes and openness to the surrounding landscape were a bit of a backlash against the rigid symmetry of the Formal Garden.
The English Garden is also home to several historic statues.
Much of the garden is currently planted with annuals. There is a program underway to revitalize the garden and restore it to its historic intent.
Other attractions at Assiniboine Park include a zoo, a nature playground, a steam train, formal gardens, a conservatory, a herb garden, Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, a duck pond, and plenty of space to picnic and play. Admission to the English Garden is free.