Garden Days 2016

Your Invitation to Participate
Ottawa Garden Days, June 17, 18 & 19, 2016.
Join the Celebration!

Ottawa Garden Days is a three-day celebration that takes place over the Father’s Day weekend and aligned with Canada’s celebration of our National Garden Day. The program’s objective is to draw attention to our garden culture, history and innovations and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship.


The 2016 Garden Days launch will be held in conjunction with the grand opening of the gardens at the Canadian Museum of Nature on McLeod Street. This is the national flagship even for Garden Days, set in a garden that celebrates the diversity of the Canadian botanical landscape.

In addition to the launch, there will be Ottawa Garden Days activities, events and promotions held across the city in celebration of our National Garden Day.

This three-day program of activities and events targets gardening enthusiasts, families, schools and tourists alike. Ottawa Garden Days is an opportunity for Ottawa residents to go outside in their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience. The program of activities, events and promotions will be featured on the national Gardens Days site at

Ottawa Garden Days will be supported by a vibrant local and national Public Relations campaign and Social Media campaign. It will be easy to connect your Ottawa Garden Days activity to our Social Media outreach on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram.

Register your Ottawa Garden Days Activity or Promotion To celebrate Ottawa Garden Days, we invite you to organize special activities and/or promotions, at your garden, garden centre or in your community. It could be as simple as a special event/activity you already have planned to hold over the Father’s Day weekend or something new such as: free or reduced-price admission to your garden, a discount in your shop or garden centre –– it’s entirely up to you. The intent is to profile what you do best and your support for gardens and gardening.

Whatever you decide to do, we invite you to register your activity or promotion, at no cost, on It’s as simple as clicking on the ‘Register Your Activity’ button and inputting your Garden Days activity information. Please do so before May 2016 as our Garden Days promotional campaign will start early May.


As well as a public relations and social media campaign geared to promote Ottawa Garden Days activities and promotions, we are pleased to have Mark Burleton, Manager of Grounds and Greenhouses, Official Residences for the NCC as the official spokes person for Ottawa Garden Days.

Ottawa Garden Days is a joyful celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives. We hope you’ll get involved!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ottawa Garden Days is organized by: Ottawa Garden Council

2016 celebrations Supported by:  Landscape Ontario – Ottawa Chapter · City of Ottawa · Community Gardening Network of Ottawa · National Capital Commission

Ottawa Garden Council 2016 Sponsors:  · Artistic Landscape Designs Ltd. · Hansen Lawn and Garden Permacon · The Printing House · UCC Group · Metroland Media · Knock on Wood · Iceco Ltd · Garden · Lafleur · CSW · Ritchie Feed and Seed  ·  Green Life Landscaping · Garant · Scotts ·

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