Dr. Leo MOl
Molodoshanin or Dr. Leo Mol as he is known to most Winnipeggers was born in 1915 in Polonne, Ukraine. In 1948, he made his home in Canada, moving to Winnipeg one year later. He began working as a ceramic artist, church painter and stained glass artist and is responsive for the design and build of more than 80 stained glass windows in Manitoba churches. Popular windows include the Last Supper in Westworth United and Ukranian historical windows located in St. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral. He became a prominent sculptor known for his bronze work created
cal frogs and colourful flowerbeds interspersed throughout the playground. It is truly a garden that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.
An abilities garden is designed for those with both full and limited mobility. Gardens and raised plant beds are arranged so that they are wheelchair accessible, allowing these visitors to comfortably view and interact with the plants. The purpose of this garden it to share the positive interaction between people and plants to improve cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Located south of the present Conservatory, the herb garden, created in 1997 in co-operation with the Herb Society of Manitoba, features a variety of culinary and medicinal herbs planted in a traditional circular layout.
In 1998, The Garden of Life was developed in co-operation with the Transplant Manitoba — Gift of Life Program. Here, approximately 3,000 flowers are grown in the shape and colour of the vital organs used in human transplantation. The garden is a tribute to organ and tissue donors and their families. in with the lost wax method. His works are contained in several prominent locations such as: The Vatican Museum, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Art Gallery of Ontario and Winnipeg Art Gallery to name a few.
He died at Winnipeg on July 4, 2009.
In the summer jazz concerts are just one of the many events in the sculpture garden.