A Quick Visit to Assiniboine Park

walking assiniboine parkOn Friday morning our out-of-town guests had a few hours free so I offered to take them on a meander through Winnipeg’s signature park -The  Assiniboine Park.trolley car assiniboine parkI had no idea the park had started a trolley service- but what a great idea.trolley bus assiniboine parkWe were able to take a double-decker bus all the way from the front gate to the English Gardens.anil in gardenMost of the  flowers in the English Garden aren’t in full bloom yet but we did seepoppies assiniboine park

some lovely poppies.mosesWe visited the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.  Mol is Winnipeg’s most famous sculptor. Here Beena and I pose with Mol’s depiction of Moses. bison topiary gardenIn the Topiary Garden we saw a bison made out of dried grasses andfrog musiciansa whole series of frog musicians fashioned out of plants and flowers. winnie hte pooh statue assiniboine parkMy friend Meena was especially interested in this statue telling the story of Winnie the Pooh who was named after the city of Winnipeg. She had read about it in a previous blog post of mine. beena winnie the poohLater we visited the Winnie the Pooh Gallery in the main park building where we learned more both about A. A Milne the Winnie the Pooh author and E.H. Shepard the  illustrator.assiniboine parkSoon it was time for our guests to be picked up for their excursion to the Winnipeg Mint and so we left the park. 

Other posts about Assiniboine Park…….

Qualico Family Centre

Winnie the Pooh 

Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

 

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