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Explore the museum's living outdoor exhibition space—a journey to several of Canada's notable ecozones. See approximately 60 species of native plants and trees typically found in the boreal forest, Arctic tundra, prairie grasslands and the ancient Mammoth Steppe. (Of course, the number of species will vary depending on the season!). Learn about each of the landscapes through interpretive signs, large-format photos and species labels. Enjoy a picnic or relax on a park bench. Balance your way along the log trail.…Find out more »
Plant Portraits: Native Plants of Canada runs from May 18 to October 31 at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – and you won’t want to miss it. Presented in partnership with the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA), Plant Portraits: Native Plants of Canada is an impressive collection of modern, botanical art. Through more than 30 original artworks – in watercolour, graphite, and mixed media – the exhibition examines our native plants as seen through the eyes of artists.…Find out more »
Compass: Peace in All Directions is a feature attraction for the RCGS Summer Exhibits Series, located on the front lawn of the new RCGS headquarters. This imaginative, site-specific, temporary art installation displays 3,500 handmade ceramic sculptures of roses, feathers, birds and fleur-de-lis, all elevated on steel rods. It uses the RCGS signature compass rose as a focal point to symbolically bring together the founding peoples of Ottawa at the time of Confederation, in a move towards the goal of peaceful coexistence.Find out more »
A visual feast of flora! Admire botanical art like you have never seen it before. This beautiful show features native plants from across Canada. Canada’s leading contemporary botanical artists portray plants with both scientific accuracy and artistic expression. Their art carries unique power to communicate the importance of plants to our world. With this exhibition, Canada is joining the 24 other countries that are presenting concurrent art exhibitions about plants that are indigenous to their home region. All exhibitions opened…Find out more »
Friends of the Farm Tree Tour Citizen Science: How to Document Trees. Tour leader Owen Clarkin will focus on how and why to document trees to the family, genus, and species levels for scientific/conservation databases, emphasizing techniques in photography. WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout DETAILS: Despite extensive surveys, knowledge regarding the current distribution of tree species in the landscape is incomplete. For some species the baseline population…Find out more »
The Beechwood Stroll 01:00 pm The Beechwood Cemetery Stroll is a guided historical tour through Beechwood, the National Cemetery of Canada. Tours are given on the fourth Sunday of each month, rain or shine, and begin at 1:00PM. Tours start from the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, located just off our Beechwood Avenue entrance. The Beechwood Cemetery Stroll is led by trained volunteers and focuses on local history and notable features and sections within this National Historic Site. The tour is…Find out more »
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