The Leaf - Canada's Diversity Gardens, currently under construction in the southeast corner of Assiniboine Park, is the largest public garden project in North America, and the first and only to tell the cultural stories of Canadians through the world of plants.

The Leaf will be home to four indoor plant biomes, each providing a unique horticultural experience. Overflowing with an abundance of lush, leafy vegetation, the 2,000 square meter Hartley and Heather Richardson Tropical Biome is the largest of The Leaf's planted spaces. This rainforest-like paradise will be brimming with tropical plants, bold textures, and vibrant colour.

At the heart of this biome will be a stunning water feature designed by Canadian artist Dan Euser, most famously known for his design of the water feature at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City.

Reaching approximately six stories in height, when finished, the water feature will be the tallest indoor waterfall in Canada and a focal point that enhances the visitor experience while also contributing to the biome’s mechanical systems by providing humidification in the winter and evaporative cooling in the summer.

Watch the video to learn about Mr. Euser’s fascination with water and the inspiration behind his artistic design.

Click here to learn more about The Leaf – Canada’s Diversity Gardens and how you can help bring this vision to life.