Hollyhock presenter Dr. Steven Aung is Clinical Professor from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.
What is the Edmonton Chinese Garden?
The Edmonton Chinese Garden, located in the Louise McKinney Riverfront Park of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is a 1.25-hectare landscaped garden that houses authentic Chinese architecture, sculptures and horticulture. The land on which the garden stands was generously gifted to the Chinese community by former Edmonton Mayor Bill Smith as a sign of celebration of the flourishing Chinese culture in Edmonton.
Louise McKinney Riverfront Park lies in the heart of Edmonton’s River Valley Park system, next to the downtown core. The North Saskatchewan River forms its south boundary, while Jasper Avenue and Edmonton’s Chinatown District borders the park on the north.
Since 1980, the Chinese community sought to create a garden to reflect their cultural presence in Edmonton. To maximize the use of the land, the Edmonton Chinese Garden Society was established to manage the construction and maintenance of the Edmonton Chinese Garden. To this day, the Edmonton Chinese Garden stand as an unwavering symbol of the unity between Canada and the Chinese community towards prosperity and longstanding development.