Since its creation in 1990, Ottawa’s International Peace Garden has featured a display of early blooming tulips every spring. Inspired by this initiative, the International Peace Garden Foundation was founded in 1991. More gardens have since been created all over the world, from Italy to Japan.
Designed by award-winning architect Fumihiko Maki. The design emerges from the Aga Khan’s belief that architecture is not simply about buildings, but about the quality of life of those that inhabit the built environment. Home of the Char Bagh (courtyard garden).
This garden commemorates the union of Canada’s provinces and territories. Its design includes a mixture of long-flowering and strong-stemmed perennials, as well as ornamental grasses, mimicking the landscape of the prairies, the tundra and rocky shorelines of Canada’s coasts.
Visit Parliament Hill and behold its unforgettable views of Ottawa-Gatineau and its many monuments to our history. This year, Canada 150 tulips will bloom in a candy stripe pattern mimicking the red and white of the Canadian flag as it surrounds the forecourt of Centre Block’s Peace Tower.
Alongside the Rideau Canal, you will find the Olympic Garden. In the spring, flame-coloured tulips surround the bronze statue bearing the Olympic torch.
The initial hub for the industrial development of Hull, this stream retains a unique architecture, preserved by its inhabitants and features opulent residences, public artwork and gardens marking different points in the origins of the city and region. Photo source: Ville de Gatineau
Built in 1886, this former water tower is now home to the Théâtre de l’Île and is a most beautiful site. The first municipal theatre in Quebec, it provides a magical meeting site for local and visiting audiences and artists. Photo source: Ville de Gatineau
This peaceful urban oasis of lush greenery and flowering plants in the courtyard provides a beautiful resting place and a beautiful backdrop for passersby to snap some memorable pics of Ottawa this summer.
Created by Artistic Landscape Design with the support of LaFleur de la capital, The County Cooperage, Byward Market BIA in collaboration with the National Capital Commission and Ontario 150)
An Outdoor Land Art Exhibition
Beyond the Edge: Artists’ Gardens was first presented in 2014. The exhibition explored the notion of a rural oasis in the heart of an urban centre. In 2016, Canadensis Botanical Garden Society partnered with the Canada Council Art Bank to present outdoor works by a group of artists who created installations in response to three outdoor sculptures on loan from the Art Bank collection. This year, three new installations have been added to the site for a total of 6 unique experiences.
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