HAY DAY @ CANADENSIS
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.
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.
HAY DAY SCHEDULE
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: https://jardincanadensisgarden.ca/donations/memberships/
By making a donation, you contribute directly to our mission to build Canadensis: The Garden Of Canada.