A Quick Visit to Assiniboine Park

On 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.I had no idea the park had started a trolley service- but what a great idea.We were able to take a double-decker bus all the way from the front gate to the English Gardens.Most of the flowers in the English Garden aren’t in full bloom yet but we did see

some lovely poppies.We visited the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden.  Mol is Winnipeg’s most famous sculptor. Here Beena and I pose with Mol’s depiction of Moses. In the Topiary Garden we saw a bison made out of dried grasses anda whole series of frog musicians fashioned out of plants and flowers. My 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. Later 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. Soon 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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