Bring your camera to the Garden
A Photo-Fest tribute to the gardens, plants and people on the Garden Promenade. You are invited to share 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 or #promenadejardins. You’ll also connect with other enthusiasts on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Here’s how you can enjoy Garden Photo-Fest:
JARDIN FRED & ELIZABETH FOUNTAIN GARDEN COURT
Saturday, August 19 & Sunday August 20 (12 Noon- 4 pm) at the National Gallery of Canada
Explore and photograph the recently redesigned Fred Elizabeth Fountain Garden Court located within the new Canadian and Indigenous galleries.
Get tips on best photo angles and answers to your questions from the on–hand gallery interpreter.
NOTE: Admission fees apply to access this garden. Visitors may also be interested in seeing the Canadian Photography Institute’s exhibition Photography in Canada: 1960–2000 before it closes September 17 (included with admission). The outdoor Taiga and Sunken gardens are open to the public at no cost.
Saturday, August 19 & Sunday August 20
Jacques Cartier Park
Garden Promenade Photography Ambassadors will be on site over the weekend. Get their advice on how to capture your best shots of the art of mosaiculture – a vision, artists and an abundance of plants and flowers.
QUEEN BEE PARTY
Saturday, August 19 (9:00 am – 5 pm) Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Discovery Park
Celebrate International Honey Bee Day! Get the buzz on honey bees and learn how these small insects not only supply us with honey but have a huge impact on agriculture and our everyday lives. Join us at this family friendly event that’s sure to be the bee’s knees!
NOTE: Admission fees apply to access this event.
SANDY SHARKEY HOSTS “BEE IN THE PHOTO”
Saturday, August 19 (10 am – 11 am)
Canadian Agriculture & Food Museum Discovery Park
Local radio personality turned nature photographer, Sandy Sharkey will help kids learn how to take great bee photographs with their camera or smartphone. NOTE: This event is included with museum admission.
BUG’S EYE VIEW PHOTO WORKSHOP WITH JASON MICHELIN
Saturday, August 19 & Sunday August 20 (11 am-2 pm) in Commissioners Park at the Legacy Bed
Jason Michelin is a ‘budding’ photographer with a focus on gardens and penchant for tulips. Be sure to stop by and say ‘Good day’, as you click around the garden – maybe even gain a new perspective with his take on ‘the bug’s eye view’.
Jason works primarily with tulips to produce digital works of tulip art – recently premiering ‘Tulip Crush’, a Free Game App, which allows you to ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips Anytime!’
Be sure to stop by and say ‘Good day’, as you click around the garden – maybe even gain a new perspective with his take on ‘the bug’s eye view’. You can follow Jason and Tulip Crush on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
CANADENSIS BEYOND THE EDGE: ARTIST’S GARDENS 2017 EXHIBITION
Saturday Aug 19 & Sunday August 20 (11 am – 4 pm)
Canadensis Botanical Garden Site, Experimental Farm
Join our guest photographer at this outdoor exhibition that demonstrates how sculpture, garden art and landscape architecture can combine to create unconventional gardens.
LORD ELGIN MALAK GALLERY
Ongoing at the Lord Elgin Hotel
Stop into the lobby of Ottawa’s Tulip Hotel, Official Hotel of the Canadian Tulip Festival to explore their collection by renowned photographer Malak Karsh. Stop into Grill 41 and enjoy a gardenlicious bite on the terrace prepared by new Executive Chef Neil Mather.
MEET THE GARDEN PROMENADE PHOTOGRAPHY AMBASSADORS
Saturday Aug 19 & Sunday August 20 (Noon – 4 pm)
Canadian Museum of Nature-Populace Exhibit; Sparks Street, World Exchange Plaza; Parliament Hill; Confederation Park; Marion Dewar Plaza / Ottawa City Hall; Major’s Hill Park
Bring your camera to these gardens between noon and 4 pm during Garden Photo-fest and look for our Garden Promenade Ambassadors. They’ll be easy to recognize because they be carrying the Garden Promenade Photo Frame so you can create your best shot. Garden Promenade Photo Ambassadors will have all the information on the Garden Photo-Fest contest and details about other participating gardens.
GARDEN PHOTO-FEST CONTEST
Post your photos from a garden on the Garden Promenade this weekend on social media using #promenadejardins or #gardenpromenade to enter to win tickets to Feast of Fields– taking place on September 13 at Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Hall OR an Ottawa Garden Staycation including hotel, dining and tour experiences courtesy of our Official Garden Promenade Partners.