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The Gardens at Innovation Place

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by Lisa Gulak (subscribe)
Traveller, physical fitness enthusiast, and freelance writer living in the beautiful country of Canada.
Published August 19th 2013
A place to nurture the soul
The gardens at the Innovation Place - Saskatoon Research Park provide a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, allowing you enjoy being outside.

Innovation Place was established in 1980 and the research park is affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. Other Innovation Place locations are Regina and Prince Albert. The Saskatoon location sits on 80 acres of land next to the University of Saskatchewan. The research park complements the university's research interests in agriculture, information technology, environmental and life sciences. In 2012, the Innovation Place research parks contributed $1.1 billion dollars to the provincial economy.

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There is a Zen garden, a pond, a hut, and chairs and tables for those wanting to visit with friends and enjoy the atmosphere of the gardens.

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The Zen garden provides a place for quiet contemplation and those seeking peace of mind.

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The Zen garden at Innovation Place. Photo credit: Lisa Gulak

The Boffins Club is a private club that caters to the tenants of the research park. Located at the gardens, it provides a comfortable place for members to dine outside on the deck in the summer months.

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The gardens are a popular place for photography as the various benches, trees, flowers, and pond provide substantial opportunities for the shutter bug.

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Located just outside the gardens are fountains that offer a place to enjoy a snack and rest.

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The research park's well maintained and beautiful vegetation are a delight for visitors. Photo credit: Lisa Gulak
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Why? The gardens are stunning in the summer months
When: open all year round
Where: Innovation Boulevard, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Cost: visiting the gardens is free
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