One morning during the Tulip Festival I stopped at The Garden Of The Provinces And Territories. This area, first created in the early 1960s, is the western gateway into the Parliamentary district. Set between two churches, St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Christ Church Cathedral, on the south, and Library And Archives Canada on the north, it is a combination of terraces, water features, flower beds, and park land. Originally called the Garden Of The Provinces, it was renamed about ten years ago to reflect the Canadian territories as well, and the grounds include the flags of the provinces and territories, as well as insignia of each. Tulips show up here this time of year, less densely planted than down around Dow's Lake. This first shot features St. Peter's in the background, while the second looks towards Christ Church, its neighbour.
Down along the terrace, this is a water feature. Turning around gives a view towards the headquarters of Library And Archives Canada.
The path below takes in some of the flower beds. The tulips here were not quite at their peak, and for the most part of an ivory colour.
Returning back where I started, I took a couple of shots of the blossoming tree beside St. Peter's.
I remember spring being a very short season in Ontario. Glad you're stretching it out!ReplyDelete
Aquela escultura é muito bonita.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
I really like that water feature.ReplyDelete
...looks as though the tulips are thinning out, too bad!ReplyDelete
enjoy the blooming tree. is that a metal sculpture or tree? neat-O! ( ;ReplyDelete
How lovely to have this oasis in the city.ReplyDelete
Have you ever monitored how much you walk a day? Seems you go many miles to get these great photos.ReplyDelete
Hello, the water feature is pretty. I love the tulips! The blooming tree is beautiful too. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: it is still quite spring like today.ReplyDelete
@Francisco: thank you.
@Marleen: so do I.
@Tom: these beds are never densely planted, and it is possible they leave the bulbs in over the summer while other plants blossom.
@Beth: looks like both, doesn't it?
@Jenny: it is.
@Janis: some days I walk more than others, but Ithink I always get 3 kilometres in.
You do get around, my friend. And there's so much to see. Glad to note the Lutherans got their tulips in, too! :)ReplyDelete
Another enjoyable series of photos William, thank you!ReplyDelete
The Garden of provinces and territories makes good sense. The location adds to the beauty.ReplyDelete
Lovely series, William! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous idea! Welcome the Provincials, and remind the Federals WHY they do what they do and for whom. Nice, CanadaReplyDelete
Beautiful photo of St.Peter's and love the blossoming tree with pink flowers.ReplyDelete
The blooms on that tree are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
It's a pretty time of year there!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful city Ottawa is. A truly nice sight for both the locals and tourists.ReplyDelete
@Lowell: I may be at both of these churches at some point over the weekend- they're both participating in Doors Open.ReplyDelete
@Denise: you're welcome!
@Red: it does indeed.
@Linda: you're welcome.
@Nancy: me too.
@Sharon: they are indeed.
@RedPat: it is!
@Bill: it's a good place to live.
The tree is just fantastic!ReplyDelete
I like the flowers tree. It's so beautiful.ReplyDelete
It's nice to walk around your city.
The water feature looks interesting.ReplyDelete
The blossom is just gorgeous.
All the best Jan
Vivid colors seem to make tulips stand out. The flowering tree wins hands down.ReplyDelete
These are very nice gardens but it sure highlights how spectacular the tulips around Dow's Lake are. The blossoming trees are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
It's the best time of year!ReplyDelete
This is a lovely look at your part of the world. I do enjoy them :)ReplyDelete
How much longer will the tulips last?ReplyDelete
I can smell spring from your pictures.ReplyDelete
The floral shots compliment the architecture so well William, the blossoms are too pretty!ReplyDelete
@Gunn: I agree!ReplyDelete
@Orvokki: it's nice to show it.
@Jan: thank you!
@Kay: it's a different mood here.
@Jennifer: it is wonderful.
@Denise: I enjoy showing this.
@Norma: they lasted longer this year than I would have expected.
@Klara: and it's a lovely scent.
@Grace: thank you!