This public area contains The Civic Gardens, The Great Lawn, Heirloom Orchard and the Hill.
Civic Gardens are a vibrant celebration of Ottawa’s horticultural heritage, raised beds display a variety of plants and themes, with 7 beds of plants of Indigenous importance. 2017 plantings mark a centennial celebration of the start of the Victory Garden initiative.
Heirloom Orchard at Lansdowne Park features more than 800 trees, including an orchard of 37 heirloom apple trees. The best time to visit the orchard is in early summer while the apple trees are in full bloom, or late summer (July/August) when the apples have formed.
Open to the public 24/7 year round.