The Garden of the Provinces and Territories: Almost 50 years along!

National Capital Commission | Garden of the Provinces, 1962

NCC Garden of the Provinces, 1962. Photo: Duncan Cameron / Library and Archives Canada

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

This presentation will reprise John Zvonar’s presentation at Heritage Ottawa in 2010, which was entitled “Terra Incognita: Ottawa’s Unfamiliar Landscapes.”

More ‘familiar’ these days, the Garden of the Provinces and Territories will soon welcome a new neighbour in the form of the Victims of Communism Memorial. John will speak to the original story and the new addition to the broader ‘urban narrative’.

This seasonal event will be held at the special venue of Christ Church Cathedral, Great Hall.
We invite you to join us for refreshments.

The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register.

For more information on this important Modernist landscape visit:

Heritage Ottawa 50 Years | 50 Stories: Garden of the Provinces and Territories


John Zvonar is a Landscape Architect who has dedicated his career to the discipline of Heritage Conservation and, namely, the understanding and management of Cultural Landscapes.  Since meeting with Don W. Graham ‘on site’ in 2003, he has been a great enthusiast of and advocate for the Garden of the Provinces and Territories.

Christ Church Cathedral, Great Hall
414 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 0B2