August 15, 2011
Water festival now major event
What began as a small gathering of water gardening enthusiasts seven years ago has evolved into one of Ottawa’s most popular horticultural events. The Pond Clinic’s Ottawa Water Garden Festival gives proceeds to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. This year’s event was held on July 9. Guests were invited to take a swim in a natural pond, or enjoy a barbecue. Each year hundreds of area families and businesses attend the festival. The annual Pond Tour features a dozen of the most spectacular water gardens in Ottawa. Guests of this self-guided tour are given a ticket book with maps and directions to help guide them from pond to pond at a relaxing pace.