Gardenlicious – sept 14 – 23, 2018

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 offers a truly delightful garden culinary experience. Celebrate with some of the city’s best Garden-to-Table experiences, visit our official restaurants listed on our Partners page. Scroll through to learn about events and the Community Gardens on the Garden Promenade. For more ideas on where to go this weekend, visit our Partner Events page.


September 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
SPAO77 Pamilla Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 3K7 Canada 

On September 15, 2018, between 12 and 2pm, the artist Deborah Margo will be at the SPAO Centre (77 Pamilla St.) to give tours of her garden installation, A Garden For Adele, as part of the Garden Promenade’s Gardenlicious events. Inspired by the produce grown in the garden, and in recognition of the neighborhood where it is located, Margo will be doling out servings of pappa al pomodoro, an Italian soup made with tomatoes and bread.

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main farmers’ market

210 Main Street, Ottawa

September 15 & 22, 2018
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Main Farmers’ Market proudly supports local farmers and producers nearly all from within 160 Km of Ottawa.

ottawa farmers’ market

Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

Sunday, September 16 & 23, 2018
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is the only year-round, producer-only farmers’ market in Ottawa. This means that every vendor at the market grows, makes, and bakes everything that they offer from within 100 kms of the City of Ottawa.

Gardenlicious at Lord Elgin’s Grill 41

Lord Elgin Hotel

100 Elgin Street, Ottawa On

We have a great sharing plates menu in Grill 41 featuring locally produced items like seed to sausage charcuterie and local wines and craft beers. We have fresh harvested herbs and microgreens from Wizard greens delivered for our dishes…

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the civic gardens at lansdowne park

Behind the Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa

A vibrant celebration of Ottawa’s horticultural heritage, raised beds display a variety of plants and themes, with seven beds of plants of Indigenous importance.


223 Main Street, Ottawa

A large community garden with a small farm feel made up of five large beds divided into 49 community plots. One large plot, maintained by volunteers, grows fresh vegetables for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre. Located behind the university.

nanny goat hill community garden

The Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden is located at the corner of Laurier and Bronson, right in the midst of Centretown Ottawa.

Nanny Goat Hill is a non-profit whose aim is to give access to gardening and food to those in the neighbourhood without other access to a space to garden. The garden also plays host to Good Food Markets that happen roughly every second Saturday throughout the summer.

Nanny Goat Hill is supported by Just Food and the City of Ottawa.

brewer park community garden

The Brewer Park Community Garden is a non-profit community-based organization focused on operating a community garden open to all those who live, work or study in Old Ottawa South and neighbouring areas.

We are committed to providing a growing space for individuals, families, and the local community including a children’s garden; projects of an educational nature, and a space to grow food for those in need based on sustainable organic gardening practices with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides.


The small Sweet Willow Community Garden is found in a microclimate created by surrounding buildings on reclaimed space on the roof of the district heating plant.  It demonstrates that gardening opportunities can be created in unexpected places.



A communal tenant garden of perennial flower beds, raised boxes and decorative pots of edibles. On the Cartier side of the property, edibles are grown for the neighbourhood, including herbs, edible flowers, and serviceberry bushes donated by Hidden Harvest.


Located on an unused parcel of land, this community garden is a new build by the Dalhousie Community Association.  A temporary community garden, this project allows residents without yards a chance to grow produce and provides a neighbourhood social hub.