🍂Celebrate nature in all its Fall splendour at the site of the future Botanical Garden of Canada 🍂
Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 10 – 4
Canadensis Garden, Experimental Farm
Prince of Wales Drive at Hartwell’s Locks Lane (K2C 3K1)
FREE Family Fun | FREE Parking
🎨Botanical Themed Art Expo and Sale
Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists
New art installation: “A Stitch In Time” by Gayle Hermick – who will be on site to talk about this sculpture, as well as her Red Stilettos sculpture
More Beyond the Edge artist installations
🎃Family Fun Activities
Musical Garden with artist/musician Jesse Stewart and 12 LUDOPHONES! Jesse is hosting a drop-in interactive jam session with kids and anyone else who is interested from 11am to 1pm
Children’s Hay Bale Play Area
Children’s Canadensis Scavenger Hunt
Horse-drawn wagon rides
🌱Garden Themed Activities
Canadensis Garden site tour, including plans for the Botanical Garden of Canada
Saturday, September 23, 2023, organizers of the Canadensis Garden Fall Celebration bring together fun activities and creative people for interactive fun and unique learning experiences. All events take place at Canadensis Garden which occupies a 34-acre parcel of land at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa and where plans are developing to build a national botanical garden of international appeal in the heart of the nation’s capital. “Canadensis will be a beautiful and diverse botanic garden.” says Canadensis Chair, Gérald Lajeunesse.
“Our Fall Celebration not only provides visitors of all ages with educational, interactive and enjoyable experiences, we’re promoting a deeper understanding of our intimate interdependence with nature, showcasing the positive impact of gardens and gardening on our environment and wellbeing and inspiring others to join and support our movement to build a national botanical garden in Ottawa” he adds.
About Canadensis Garden
Canadensis is a New Latin term used in Taxonomy to describe species of plants that are native to Canada. The Canadensis Garden occupies a 34-acre parcel of land at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa where plans are developing to create a national botanical garden of international appeal in the heart of the nation’s capital. As a designated National Historic Site and Cultural Landscape, the location at the Central Experimental Farm is already one of Ottawa’s major attractions. Comprising the Dominion Arboretum, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Ornamental Gardens, Greenhouses, Heritage buildings and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, these features of the Farm form a cluster of complementary assets.
Ottawa is the only G20 capital city without a botanical garden. Canadensis Botanical Garden Society members and volunteers share the vision for designing and funding a national botanical garden on the very grounds first envisaged for this use over 130+ years ago and creating a legacy benefiting all Canadians for generations to come. Significant economic benefits to the Capital Region from The Garden will be derived from increased tourism, initial construction activity and annual operating expenditures.