Explore the Garden Promenade during Garden Photo-Fest August 19 & 20. Bring your camera and get behind the lens of the ever spectacular blooms and landscapes of the over 40 gardens and over 70 garden experiences in Canada’s Capital. Official activities include photography workshops, photo contests and more!
JARDIN FRED & ELIZABETH FOUNTAIN GARDEN COURT
Saturday, August 19 & Sunday August 20 (12 Noon- 4 pm)
National Gallery of Canada
Explore and photograph the recently redesigned Fred & Elizabeth Fountain Garden Court located within the new Canadian and Indigenous galleries. Get tips on best photo angles, and answers to your questions from the on –hand gallery interpreter.
NOTE: Admission fees apply to access this garden. Visitors may also be interested in seeing the Canadian Photography Institute’s exhibition Photography in Canada: 1960–2000 before it closes September 17 (included with admission). The outdoor Taiga and Sunken gardens are open to the public at no cost.
Saturday, August 19 & Sunday August 20
Jacques Cartier Park
Garden Promenade Photography Ambassador will be on site over the weekend. Get their advice on how to capture your best shots of the art of mosaiculture – a vision, artists and an abundance of plants and flowers.
QUEEN BEE PARTY
Saturday, August 19 (9:00 am – 5 pm)
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Discovery Park
Celebrate International Honey Bee Day! Get the buzz on honey bees and learn how these small insects not only supply us with honey but have a huge impact on agriculture, public and home gardens and our everyday lives. Join us at this family friendly event that’s sure to be the bee’s knees! NOTE: Admission fees apply to access this event.
SANDY SHARKEY HOSTS “BEE IN THE PHOTO”
Saturday, August 19 (10 am – 11 am)
Canadian Agriculture & Food Museum Discovery Park
Local radio personality turned nature photographer, Sandy will help kids learn how to take great bee photographs with their camera or smartphone. NOTE: Included with Museum admission.
BUGS EYE VIEW PHOTO WORKSHOP WITH JASON MICHELIN
Saturday, August 19 & Sunday August 20 (11 am-2 pm)
Commissioners Park @ Legacy Bed
Jason Michelin is a ‘budding’ photographer with a focus on gardens and penchant for tulips. Be sure to stop by and say ‘Good day’, as you click around the garden – maybe even gain a new perspective with his take on ‘the bug’s eye view’.
CANADENSIS BEYOND THE EDGE: ARTISTS’ GARDENS 2017 EXHIBITION
Saturday Aug 19 & Sunday August 20 (11am – 2 pm)
Canadensis Botanical Garden Site, Experimental Farm
Join our guest photographer at this outdoor exhibition that demonstrates how sculpture, garden art and landscape architecture can combine to create unconventional gardens.
LORD ELGIN MALAK GALLERY
Lord Elgin Hotel
Stop into the lobby of Ottawa’s Tulip Hotel, Official Hotel of the Canadian Tulip Festival to explore their collection by renowned photographer Malak Karsh. Stop into Grill 41 and enjoy a gardenlicious bite on the terrace prepared by new Executive Chef Neil Mather
OTHER GARDEN-PHOTO-FEST ACTIVITIES – AUGUST 19 & 20 2017
Garden Promenade Photography Ambassadors
Saturday Aug 19 & Sunday August 20 (Noon – 4 pm)
Various gardens on the Garden Promenade including Downtown gardens,and Major’s Hill Park Gardens.
Bring your camera to these gardens between noon and 4 pm during Garden Photo-Fest and look for our Garden Promenade Photography Ambassadors. They’ll be easy to recognize. They’ll be carrying the Garden Promenade Photo Frame so you can create your best shot. Garden Promenade Photographer Ambassadors will have all the information on the Garden Photo-Fest contest and details about other participating gardens.
Post your photos on social media using # promenadejardins or #gardenpromenade to enter to win an Ottawa Garden Staycation including hotel, dining and tour experiences courtesy of our Official Garden Promenade partners.
Please visit gardenpromenade.ca and join our social networks to find contest details and receive the latest of an evolving list of Garden Promenade activities for all ages.
ABOUT THE GARDEN PROMENADE
The Garden Promenade is a showcase of 40 gardens offering more than 70 unique garden experiences including the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage site, bicycle and pedestrian pathways and historical landmarks.. Special garden attractions, artistic installations and themed events – all good reasons for you to come and explore our gardens.
Ottawa-Gatineau’s Garden Promenade offers three seasons of programming including garden guide service, self-guided itineraries, walking and cycling routes, amphibious & hop-on-hop-off bus tour convenience.
Save These Dates – Upcoming Garden Promenade Events
- Gardenlicious | Garden Culinary Experiences | September 22 -23
- Garden Fall Rhapsody | Changing Colours of the Gardens | October 7-9
Garden Promenade Attractions
- MosaiCanada – Jacques Cartier Park
- Beyond The Edge Artist Gardens- Canadensis Botanical Garden site at the Central Experimental Farm
- Populace2017 – Canadian Museum of Nature
The Garden Promenade is a Canada 150 project led by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Gardens Ottawa. Garden Promenade is supported by Landscape Ontario, Ontario 150, National Capital Commission, Tourism Outaouais, City of Gatineau as well as our hotel, restaurant and tourism partners who are listed at gardenpromenade.ca
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Beyond The Edge Artist Gardens