OHA & OHA District 2 Tree Planting @ Canadensis to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of our late Queen Elizabeth II

OTTAWA : September 19, 2022

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA), and OHA District 2, will conduct a tree planting to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of our late Queen Elizabeth II.

This special event will take place on the site of Canadensis, the national Botanical Garden of Canada. The two Bur Oak trees (Quercus macrocarpa) have been donated by the Almonte Tree Group. These will be the first two commemorative trees to be planted in the Canadensis Grand Forest site.

During the Platinum Jubilee Year, the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative in the UK saw over one million trees planted. The OHA encourages tree planting projects across Ontario. They provide grants to horticultural societies to plant trees in their communities.

Mayor Watson will be attending to participate in the tree planting and to say a few words. OHA Executives as well as Executives from Canadensis and the Almonte Tree Group will also participate in the tree plantings.

God Save The King – Sylvia McDonald
Welcome – Anne Harbord
Indigenous Land Statement
Remarks – Mayor Jim Watson
Ontario Horticultural Association Tree Planting – Charles Freeman
District 2 Tree Planting – Anne Harbord
Closing Remarks
Amazing Grace – Sylvia McDonald

Thank you for attending and honouring the memory of our late Queen
With many thanks to our supporters and volunteers.

Friday, August 12

A Company of Fools presentation of the Tempest
7–8:30 pm | pay what you can

A shipwreck. A deserted island. A man with a 12 year-old grudge.
Betrayal. Revenge. Magic. And a little bit of power imbalance thrown in for good measure.

Welcome to The Tempest.

Join The Fools as we take on Shakespeare’s story of freedom and redemption.
6 actors. 90 minutes. 

Duke Prospero, or should we say ‘ex’ Duke Prospero has been waiting for this moment for 12 long years. Overthrown from power by his very own brother, he has been rehearsing this encounter every night as he fell asleep on the deserted island he found himself banished to.

But, as the ship bearing his arch enemies draws closer and closer, will Prospero reclaim his rule, or falter when new enemies emerge?

Learn more about The Tempest & A Company of Fools here. 

Saturday, August 13

Meet the Garden Installation Artists and tour the site

Meet the Garden Installation Artists and tour the site

See the Roaming Garden Wheelbarrows & vote for the best display

Display & Sale of Fine Garden Art & Garden Themed Art
by Ottawa Artists from the Foyer Gallery

    Bette Belanger
    Claude Bélisle
   Céleste Charland
    Terry Cowan
    Heloise Doucet
    Carole Ince

Bette Belanger – Out Stretched Pine

Jesse Stewart – Row On Row

Sunday, August 14

Picnic in the garden and walk-about

Enjoy a walk in nature at Canadensis.
Trees, flowers & the Artists’ Gardens
Garden Art Installations include:
 Mitigomij and the Ancient Oak
    Erratic Grass
    Row by Row
  Prismatic Grass
    BeeHaven Pollinator Garden
    Red Stiletto Garden
    Sun Shelter

Canadensis is a proud partner of the Ottawa Garden Festival

The Ottawa Garden Festival is here! August 12-21, 2022
Inaugural Ottawa Garden Festival celebrates Ottawa’s Garden Culture

The nation’s capital proves its ardour for all things floral when the Ottawa Garden Festival spotlights over 75 public gardens and garden activities from August 12 to 21. The 10-day event, which makes its debut during the Year of the Garden, welcomes residents and visitors alike with a vibrant mix of activities in the city’s centre and across the surrounding urban and rural landscape.

“It’s an exciting time as in-person events resume across Ottawa,” says the Hon. Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Vanier. “The Government of Canada is pleased to provide funding to Gardens Ottawa to support Ottawa’s first Garden Festival. This celebration of Ottawa’s incredible gardens and gardening culture will instill pride in our city and promote greater tourism in the National Capital Region by showcasing the positive impact of gardens and gardening on our environment and wellbeing.

Find out more about The Ottawa Garden Festival and Festival Events here. 

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