Gardenlicious - sept 22 - 24, 2017

Garden Culinary Experiences As the days begin to grow shorter, and the heat of the summer starts to dissipate, people in this region look forward to the bounties of the harvest. This September, Gardenlicious will offer a truly delightful garden culinary experience. Watch this space to learn about activities, times, and locations where you can enjoy some of the city's best Garden-to-Table experiences. READ MORE

GARDEN Fall Rhapsody - October 7 - 9, 2017

Celebration of Vibrant Fall Colours We think anytime is a good time to visit the National Capital Region, but autumn is by far one of our most colourful times of year. The tulips and gardens may just be memories in October, but the blazing glory of the deciduous trees and the soft warmth of sun along the Garden Promenade combine into a Fall Rhapsody that is renowned world-wide.  Bring your camera and put your hiking boots on. There is so much to see and explore you’ll want to make this spectacular season part of your annual sojourn to the Capital.  Watch here for more information soon. READ MORE


The City Tulip Tour Experience at the multi-award-winning Canadian Tulip Festival showcases the Capital’s official flower as a symbol of international friendship with millions of tulips in  gardens of  the Garden Promenade! Enjoy self-directed or guided tour experiences offered by our various partners and avail yourselves of special Tulip Festival package deals with our hotel and restaurant partners. Explore Festival programming at multiple official venues including Commissioners Park, Lansdowne Park and the Byward Market.

Garden Days - June 16 - 24, 2018

A Celebration of Our Gardens Culture
Explore Ottawa-Gatineau’s Garden Promenade during Garden Days, Canada’s coast-to-coast-to-coast, ten-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day. This ten-day program of activities and event is for gardening enthusiasts, families, schools and tourists alike. Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden.


You can't miss this. It's Dows Lake Garden-Party, July 2018.  Delight yourself with a wonderful assortment of free events and activities for families, friends and visitors. It's an all day Garden-Party that stretches into evening.

GARDEN Photo-Fest - August 2018

Exhibitions and Workshops A photo tribute to the gardens, plants and people on the Garden Promenade, invites you to share in the beauty of our region with your photos of the beautiful gardens along the promenade. There will be workshops, exhibitions and other ways for the amateur or professional photographer to get involved. Be sure to hashtag your photos with #GardenPromenade. You’ll also connect with other enthusiasts on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. READ MORE
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Canadian Garden Council
Landscape Ontario
Tree Canada
The Canadian Tulip Festival
Just Food
Gatineau 2017
Ottawa Tourism
ByWard Market
Dows Lake Pavilion
Sparks Street