Strathcona Park is one of Ottawa’s best known and loved parks. Tucked in amongst embassies and consulates along the banks of the Rideau River, anyone who has walked through the park can get the feeling of Ottawa through the years. It’s a place of timeless beauty and peace.
It’s because of this that we chose Strathcona Park for the Carefor Caregivers’ Garden. It will be created with the support of the City of Ottawa and the participation of Ritchie Feed & Seed who supported with the design and flower selection.
The Garden will be planted in the circular garden bed at the southern end of the park near the parking lot. Planting of the garden will take place in June with a wide array of plants and flowers known and loved by local gardeners. The flowers have been chosen as they attract pollinators and blossom at various times throughout the year. Some of these flowers will be: Joe Pyeweed, Grey Head Coneflower, New England Asters, Liatris, Tulips, Wild Columbine, and Scarlet Bee Balm.
The Garden and Caregivers
The Garden will be a place for people to come with a loved one or alone to reflect on a caregiver in their own lives. The Garden is a perfect metaphor for caregiving as it requires ongoing attention and love, but despite the work can bring much joy.
Plant Your Own Caregivers Garden
In the summer, we’re asking people to plant their own Caregivers’ Garden at their home or business in honour of a loved one and to share a photograph on their social media tagging #caregiversgarden
We want to create a community of caregivers in Ottawa and to help people feel less isolated through what can be a very challenging time in their lives.