Citizens Hall of Fame
The Citizens Hall of Fame is a WinnipegREALTORS® initiative recognizing citizens who have contributed to Winnipeg’s quality of life with exceptional achievements in leadership and community service. It is a repository of local history, a source of education to the Winnipeg community, and lastly, a vehicle for displaying talents of local artists. The Citizens Hall of Fame is located in the south-east corner of Assiniboine Park.
The Herb Garden, located just north of the Park entrance at Shaftsbury Blvd., was created in 1997 in cooperation with the Herb Society of Manitoba and features a wide variety of culinary and medicinal herbs in a traditional circular layout. Herb Society volunteers maintain the garden in cooperation with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. A walk through the Herb Garden provides visitors with an inspirational, esthetic and sensory space experience, as well as a means to see and learn about herbs.
The Mayor's Grove
The Mayor’s Grove was officially opened by Mayor William Norrie in 1992 and dedicated to the Winnipeg pioneers who helped create Assiniboine Park. The original city crest, used from 1874 to 1972, is also displayed in the Mayor's Grove, which has been rejuvenated with new pathways, interpretive signage, and the addition of new trees and plants, transforming it into a water wise garden. The key to creating a water wise garden is choosing the right plants and mulch for your space to maximize the efficiency of water usage so the plants can then live on the resources available.