Join us for the 10th Annual Ottawa Water Garden Festival!

Join us for the 10th Annual Ottawa Water Garden Festival!

Join us for the 10th Annual Ottawa Water Garden Festival!


After a one year hiatus, THE POND TOUR IS BACK! Save the date: Saturday, July 9th! We’re excited to showcase some new water features on this tour, as well as some perennial favourites.

By popular request, we have added a new element to this year’s tour – there will be two 24- passenger buses available to chauffeur pond tourists from Aquatopia to the half dozen pond tour stops, all while being entertained by The Pond Doctor himself, Nicholas Bott, or one of his lovely installation ladies, who will set the stage for the water features you are about to visit.

Following the Pond Tour from 10:00am to 2:00pm, we invite you back to Aquatopia Conservatory to enjoy a catered cocktail reception, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by our preferred caterer, Scrumptious Creative Catering, a signature cocktail and a sampling of desserts from our own Aquatopia Café – all this and more, included in your ticket price of $30.00 per person! A cash bar will be available.

Each ticket holder will also receive a $30.00 gift certificate by mail, in the weeks following the OWGF, redeemable on any Garden Centre purchase at Aquatopia Conservatory.

Tickets may be purchased online at, in person or by calling Aquatopia Conservatory. Pond Tour Guides will be sent by email to all pond tourists during the week prior to the Pond Tour. Please specify if you wish to purchase a self-guided ticket or a seat on one of our buses (leaving at 10:00am and 11:30am), at no additional cost.

We will also be holding a silent auction during our cocktail reception. Bid on all kinds of exciting products for the water garden enthusiast! Winners will be notified by telephone on Sunday, July 10.

Since the Pond Tour will overlap the lunch hour, you may either bring your own lunch or there will be brown bag lunches available for purchase for $10 (tax included) at the Aquatopia Café on July 9th. Pre-booking of bagged lunches is required.

The lunch will include a sandwich (turkey breast or vegetarian option), drink, choice of fruit (apple or banana) and choice of cookie (oatmeal or chocolate chip). Please email Michelle at to book your brown bag lunch. Pickup and payment to be made just prior to boarding the buses.

Hope to see you on July 9th!


When: Saturday, July 9th
Where: Ottawa’s west end & Aquatopia Conservatory
What: 2016 OWGF Pond Tour, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Catered Cocktail Reception, 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: $30.00 plus HST (includes Pond Tour, bus ride, & cocktail reception)



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