Events

Art of the Plant  Exhibition Tour (Public)

Join an Art of the Plant exhibition artist and a member of the botany team from the Canadian Museum of Nature as they discuss the artistic and botanical features of different selected artworks every month.

Wednesdays – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
(presented in English unless otherwise noted):
May 30  •  June 13  •  July 11  •  August 8 (bilingual)  •  September 12

Canadian Museum of Nature
Free with admission. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of start time.

World Honeybee Day (Public)

The Museum partners with Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton and the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists to offer you a full day of events to celebrate the hummmmble bumblebee.

Exhibition tours of Plant Portraits will be given by teacher, botanical artist, biologist and children’s author/illustrator, Celia Godkin in the Museum’s Learning Centre.

Saturday, August 18   •   3 tours   •  11:00 am, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm.

Canada Farm and Agriculture Museum
Free with admission. Bilingual Guides.

Art and Science of Botanical Art (Public)

Jennifer Doubt, Curator of Botany, Canadian Museum of Nature and Pamela Stagg, Botanical Artist, compare notes on the art, the science and the value of botanical art, and take questions from the audience.

Thursday, October 4   •   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, followed by Question and Answer.
Talks will be presented in English with simultaneous translation in French.

Canadian Museum of Nature
Free, pre-registration recommended. Visit nature.ca 

Outdoor Sketching demonstration
Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA)

Throughout the summer, a group of OSBA artists will be sketching in Ottawa’s foremost urban gardens.
They’ll be pleased to answer any questions you may have!
 

June Blooms Event, Ornamental Garden, Central Experimental Farm
75 National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway
Sunday, June 24, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Farmer’s Market, Civic Gardens, Lansdowne Park
450 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, Ontario
Sunday, July 15, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ornamental Garden, Central Experimental Farm
75 National Capital Commission Scenic Driveway
Wednesday, August 1, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Farmer’s Market, Civic Gardens, Lansdowne Park
450 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, Ontario
Sunday, September 23, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 


We thank the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for their invaluable collaboration.


SPONSORS AND DONORS

Art of the Plant gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors and donors for exhibition and educational programming: