Naturalized Landscapes: Gary Hilderman’s Winnipeg

  • May 14, 2016
  • 9:30 am
  • Esplanade Riel
Naturalized Landscapes

Award-winning landscape architect Garry Hilderman contributed greatly to the creation, development and conservation of community parks, historical sites and environmental projects. Some of Hilderman’s legacy projects include the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park, the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Fort Whyte Alive, and the Forks National Historic Site. In celebration of Hilderman’s contribution to Winnipeg, Monica Giesbrecht will lead a walking tour “conversation” about the central role urban design and landscape architecture play in building tribal community. The tour will begin at the Esplanade Riel and will explore the Forks Riverwalk, Oodena Celebration Circle, and Upper Fort Garry Park before terminating on Broadway.

  • Free


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