Life Grows at The Leaf

The Leaf at Assiniboine Park is open.

The Leaf 
The Leaf is an indoor horticultural attraction at Assiniboine Park where visitors will journey through four distinct biomes; the Hartley and Heather Richardson Tropical Biome, Mediterranean Biome, Babs Asper Display House, and the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden. Experience a stunning showcase of our diversity, expressed through plants that shape our lives here and across the globe. 

Gardens at The Leaf 
Outdoors, explore the Gardens at The Leaf which comprises close to 30 acres of gardens and greenspace. There are six gardens to explore; the Indigenous Peoples Garden, Kitchen Garden, Sensory Garden, Performance Garden, Seasonal Garden, and The Grove.


 - Grand Opening Celebration

Grand Opening Celebration

The Leaf will open to the public on Saturday, December 3. Visitors on opening day will enjoy pop-up performances by local musicians and dancers, and a variety of artistic and cultural demonstrations!

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 - Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Take a journey home when you visit The Leaf. This holiday season, the Babs Asper Display House will be transformed to showcase plants and settings that remind us of the experiences, traditions, and people that make home, home.

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 - Become a Member

Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited visits to Assiniboine Park Zoo or The Leaf with a membership! Inspire and Inspire Conservation members experience the wonders of the animal kingdom and the beauty of plants and nature at both incredible attractions.

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 - Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar

Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar

Gather Craft Kitchen & Bar, a new restaurant located inside The Leaf, will open with dinner service on Monday, December 5. Gather will serve globally inspired modern prairie cuisine and feature culturally expressive dishes inspired by the natural world. Reservations are now open.

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 - Celebrations Grow

Celebrations Grow

The Leaf will be a place where visitors can share the milestones of their lives in harmony with nature. When it opens, the event hall at The Leaf will accommodate celebrations such as weddings, corporate events and meetings, anniversary parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, holiday parties, and much more.

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 - Hours & Rates

Hours & Rates

The Leaf is open year-round. Tickets and memberships to visit the biomes at The Leaf are now available to purchase.

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