Reader Park

Reader Park is incredibly picturesque, with its gardens and the café in a historic building. It is worth exploring this beautiful corner of Calgary, Alberta. It has an incredibly unique history of how it came to be. The City of Calgary writes, "During the turn of the century, it was common for horticulturists to collect alpine plants on their travels and create gardens as living artifacts of their journeys. Reader (the Superintendent for Calgary Parks from 1913 – 1942) actively engaged in this practice and for thirty years the Garden trialed over 4000 different plant species, making it one of the few significant gardens in western Canada. Reader used the Garden as a showplace to educate people about the gardening potential of the prairie/foothills region of Alberta, particularly Calgary."

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(Photo Courtesy of The City of Calgary)