Canadensis Invites You to HAY DAY!


Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Time: 12 Noon-6 pm with FREE activities
Location: Canadensis site, Prince of Wales Drive, Central Experimental Farm

Enjoy HAY DAY at Canadensis – the home of the future Botanical Garden of Canada, celebrating nature in all its Fall Splendor.
This FREE event is open to all. FREE parking on site.

Activities include: 
Plant Sale – plants from Canadensis’ Bee Haven garden

Hayrides for the family – explore the Canadensis site on a horse-drawn wagon FREE

“Feel The Heartbeat” – a signature workshop from Indigenous Experiences. Explore the strong Indigenous connection to “the heartbeat of Mother Earth” in this family-friendly interactive workshop that includes an opportunity to play horn rattles, while also learning a traditional dance. FREE** Please register in advance here

Nature Therapy Walks with Forest Therapy Ottawa. Discover a way to de-stress and re-energize with “slow time” in nature. Known as “forest bathing” or “nature therapy”, this practice can reduce stress levels, speed healing, and help us reconnect with ourselves and nature. Introductory walk, guided by Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide Andrea Prazmowski. FREE** Please register in advance here

Site Walks to learn about how and where the Botanical Garden of Canada will be situated. Learn how to become a member of Canadensis, and how to support the vision. FREE 

Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the fall colours (tables located throughout the site)

A take-home pumpkin for each child. FREE

**Please pre-register for this free event
Although all the activities are free to enjoy, we ask that you pre-register using the links provided for the Nature Therapy Walk and the Feel The Heartbeat Workshop. We need to make sure we follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines. 

NOTE: A porta-potty with hand sanitizer will be available on site.



12:00  Plant Sale (until plants are all gone)
12:30  Hayride – No pre-registration
1:00    Nature Therapy Walk (45 minutes) Please register here – 10 people maximum
1:30    Hayride – No pre-registration
2:15    Nature Therapy Walk (45 minutes) Please register here – 10 people maximum
2:30    Hayride – No pre-registration
3:30    Hayride – No pre-registration
4:30    Hayride – No pre-registration
5:00    Feel The Heartbeat Workshop with Indigenous Experiences (45-60 minutes) Please register here – 30 people maximum


  Please consider supporting the Canadensis Botanical Garden Society by becoming a member or making a donation at the link below: 

By making a donation, you contribute directly to our mission to build Canadensis: The Garden Of Canada.














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