About: The new outdoor Gardens at The Leaf offer close to 30 acres of gardens and greenspace in the southeast corner of Assiniboine Park. There are six areas to explore – Indigenous Peoples Garden, Kitchen Garden, Sensory Garden, Performance Garden, Seasonal Garden, and The Grove.
What is The Leaf? The Leaf is being created as a magnificent indoor, multi-seasonal attraction, and one of the most visually stunning places of its kind in North America.
Guest Host: Gerald Dieleman, Senior Director, Horticulture, Assiniboine Park Conservancy
He is the Department Head for project planning and coordination for implementation of Public Garden and horticulture/landscape related capital projects at Assiniboine. He has been part of the team at Assiniboine Park since 2012. Prior to joining the Park, he worked as a Landscape Architect MHBC Planning
Mr. Dieleman earned his Master of Science in Public Horticulture from the University of Delaware and his BLA from the University of Guelph. He spent a year working as a gardener with the Royal Horticulture Society at Rosemoor Garden in the UK and did his graduate work at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania