2020 EVENTS: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in response to provincial and municipal guidance on all mass participation events we have decided to postpone our plans to host our annual events this summer. Please check back as we will continue to post updates on our website or sign up for our enewsletter to receive the latest information direct to your inbox.
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. Discover Garden Fall Rhapsody activities here.
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. From Farmer and Chef events to gardenlicious wine and food pairings at your favourite restaurant, check this space to learn about activities, times, and locations where you can enjoy some of the city’s best Garden-to-Table experiences.
Congratulations to our winners!
We entered the names of everyone who shared a photo on Facebook or Instagram during Photo-Fest Weekend with the hashtag #GardenPromenade into our prize draw.
Here are the winners:
Show us Your Garden WOW! Winners
1st Prize – 18 X 20 print of your photo mounted on canvas courtesy of Koyman Galleries – Izabel Barsive
2nd Prize – Gift Certificate from Lee Valley Tools – Sandra Lebeau
3rd Prize – Pair of weekend passes to Hopped & Confused 2019 at Mill Street Brewery – Karen Vallevand
4th Prize – Gift Certificate to Garden Promenade official restaurant – Stephen Gordon
5th Prize – Pair of tickets to Lee Valley Garden Promenade Bus Tour on August 31st, 2019 – Shelley McVey-Martin
6th Prize – Pair of tickets to Desjardins Garden Promenade Walking Tour on September 1, 2019 – Sailor Stu Landlocked
Thanks to everyone who shared their love of garden photography with the Garden Promenade!
#GardenPromenade Contest We want to see your Garden WOW! Take a photograph of your favourite Garden WOW – it could be in your garden or anywhere else in nature. Post it to Facebook or Instagram during Photo-Fest Weekend with the hashtag #GardenPromenade. To celebrate World Photography Day, we’ll share your Garden Wow and enter you in a draw for a WOW prize!
Looking for your Garden WOW? Check out some of the activities on during Photo-Fest Weekend at our Garden Promenade gardens. Garden Promenade Photo-Fest
Photography Workshop with Jake Morrison –
Postponed to RAIN DATE of Sunday, August 18th
Special Garden Tours In addition to our garden expert, Josie Pazdzior, we’ll be joined by expert photographer Phil Owen on our bus and walking tours August 17-18th to help you take your best possible photographs. Get Tickets
Show us Your Garden WOW! Prizes
1st Prize – 18 X 20 print of your photo mounted on canvas courtesy of Koyman Galleries
2nd Prize – Gift Certificate from Lee Valley Tools
3rd Prize – Pair of weekend passes to Hopped & Confused 2019 at Mill Street Brewery
4th Prize – Gift Certificate to Garden Promenade official restaurant
5th Prize – Pair of tickets to Lee Valley Garden Promenade Bus Tour on August 31st, 2019
6th Prize – Pair of tickets to Desjardins Garden Promenade Walking Tour on September 1, 2019
Canada’s Garden Party You can’t miss this. 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. Click here for Garden Party activities.
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. Check out Ottawa Garden Day activities here: GardeningCalendar.ca/garden-days/