Date: June 18th, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa
Learn about monarchs and other bugs, take home some pollinator plants and enjoy!
|10 a.m.||If You Plant It They Will Come
The Monarch Teacher Network of Ottawa
Learn about how to create a garden for monarch butterflies and their friends,
including plants, location, soil and design.
|10 a.m.||Pollinator Plant Sale
Purchase pollinator and native plants grown by our Master Gardeners.Sundaura, a local garden professional with a focus on native species and helping cultivate care-based land and plant relationships, will be selling a variety of both sun and shade loving native plant seedlings.
|10 a.m.||Fairy Garden displays and Mini-Workshops
Learn how to make a fairy garden and listen to stories and legends about fairies and their pollinator partners.
Nature-themed art by Lapisdragonart is available for sale.
|10 a.m.||Corner Pollinator Garden
Learn how to grow native plants and attract pollinators in your home or school garden. Berit Erickson has a wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience to share.
|10:20 a.m. / 11:15 a.m.||Planting for Pollinators- Big Plants for Little Hands
Learn about some big plants that produce food for butterflies, bees and other helpful insects. Plant flower seeds and take them home.
|10:30 a.m.||Native Stories About Native Plants – Storytelling about Monarchs and Native Plants
First Nations speakers share stories, legends and beliefs about native plants and animals, including the story of the monarch butterfly.
|10:30 a.m./ 11 a.m./1:45 p.m.||Tour of the Alcove Garden
A tour of a native plant garden by Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton
|11 a.m.||MGOC’s Flying Bake Sale
A bake sale with edibles shaped or decorated as butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
|Noon||Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library will talk about their collection of seeds and share them.|
|1 p.m.||Wings: A Children’s Bug Parade
All children are welcome to participate in costume. Come learn the bee ‘Waggle Dance’
|1:45 p.m.||Children’s Stories in the Garden
Mr. Toad and Friends – The launch of a new children’s book about Charlotte and her wildlife garden. Original woodprints used in this book will be on sale. Other art items will be
donated in a silent auction. A draw for prizes will be held.Grandma Lisa’s Humming, Buzzing, Chirping Garden
The Bug Girl (A Real Story)
Plus: Meet a Real Entomologist!
|2:45 p.m.||Monarch Theatre
A short play about Monarch Butterflies produced by The Monarch Teacher Network of Ottawa
|2:45 p.m.||Winner of Monarchs and Friends: A Young Gardener’s Pollinator Garden Design Contest
Prizes will be awarded to young gardeners, based upon submissions sent to MGOC, including drawings and a short description of the garden.
|All day||Ask the Master Gardener: Advice Table
Have a garden question? Ask a Master Gardener. Free advice.Participate in the silent auction and shop for homemade nature-themed gifts.
Even though there is no charge for attending, donations to Master Gardeners of
Ottawa-Carleton are gratefully accepted. Purchases can be made using cash or electronic payment.