Invitation to Ottawa Garden Days: June 17, 18 & 19, 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.


Ottawa Garden Days activities, events and promotions will be held across the city in celebration of Ottawa’s Official Garden Day and align with the national Garden Days program.

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 /

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 ASAP as our Ottawa Garden Days to benefit from the promotional campaign.


As soon as you register your activity, we’ll send you the Garden Days Official Activity logo, which you can use in the promotion of your activity.


Our spokesperson for 2016 is Mark Burleton, Manager of Grounds & Greenhouses, Rideau Hall. Ottawa Garden Days will be supported by a public relations and social media campaign geared to promote activities.

We will also be in contact with Garden Days national and Ontario’s spokespeople to let him know all about Ottawa Garden Days activities.

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.

Kind regards,

Gerald Lajeunesse

Canadensis – The Garden of Canada

Chair, Ottawa Garden Days Committee

Ottawa Garden Days is organized by:

  • Ottawa Garden Council

Supported by:

Landscape Ontario – Ottawa Chapter; City of Ottawa; Ottawa Tourism; Community Gardening Network of Ottawa; National Capital Commission; Canadian Garden Council

2016 Sponsors:

VIA Rail Canada, Permacon; Hansen Lawn and Garden; Lafleur de la Capitale; Metroland Media

Knock on Wood; Louis Steak House