A park and community gathering space situated amongst mature vegetation on a terrace of the Assiniboine River Valley.
Eleanor Kidd Botanical Gardens was completed in 2002, and is maintained through a partnership with the Brandon Garden Club and the City of Brandon Parks Department. It is situated across the Assiniboine River from the Brandon Riverbank Discovery Centre. The design was conceived as a community park situated amongst mature vegetation on a terrace of the Assiniboine River Valley, The Gardens are composed of numerous perennial gardens, a performance stage, and associated seating, and a water feature with a bronze statue by the sculptor Peter Sawatzky. They sit at a slightly higher elevation than the Park, and provide a terminus for paths along the south side of the valley. The design provides both secluded, intimate spaces and a panoramic outlook to the broad floodplain of the Assiniboine River Corridor. The Park and Gardens serve as an important community gathering space, hosting numerous events, including weddings and the City’s Music in the Park performances.