The Leaf - Canada's Diversity Gardens is located in the south-east corner of Assiniboine Park.
The Leaf - Opening Soon
The Leaf is an indoor horticultural attraction at Assiniboine Park where visitors will journey through four distinct biomes; the Tropical Biome, Mediterranean Biome, Babs Asper Display House, and the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden.
Final preparations are underway to welcome the first visitors to The Leaf over the upcoming holiday season. A specific opening date will be announced in early November.
Gardens at The Leaf - Now Open
Outdoors, the Gardens at The Leaf 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.
The Leaf and the outdoor Gardens at The Leaf are located between Cordyon Ave. and Park Blvd. in the south-east corner of Assiniboine Park.
Gardens at The Leaf address: 145 Locomotive Dr, Winnipeg, MB.
A parking lot is located west of The Leaf and is accessible from Locomotive Drive. The Leaf and the outdoor gardens are located a short walk from this parking lot. Additional parking lots are located in front of The Pavilion, which can be accessed from Conservatory Drive and Pavilion Crescent, or at the head of the Terry Fox Fitness Trail, which can be accessed from Conservatory Drive.
Once The Leaf opens to the public, accessible parking spots will be located in The Leaf's parking lot and in front the entrance to The Leaf. A drop-off loop will be located in front of the entrance to The Leaf.
Once The Leaf opens to the public, nine electric vehicle parking spots will be located in The Leaf parking lot.
Bike racks will be located in front of The Leaf.
When it opens, pathways inside The Leaf will be wheelchair accessible. Inside The Leaf, a pedestrian thoroughfare will connect two outdoor garden pathways and can be accessed free of charge without entering the biomes. A coffee bar is located along this indoor pathway.
Primary outdoor pathways at the Gardens at The Leaf are made of paving stones and compact gravel. There are some mulch pathways within the gardens.
A limited number of wheelchairs will be available to rent during your visit to The Leaf. Wheelchair rentals are for indoor use only. Rental cost: $6.00
The Domo Trolley currently makes a stop near the Gardens at The Leaf. The trolley operates on weekends and holidays from July - October. Click here to learn more about the Domo Trolley.