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Our Gardens

The community of Riverside Park has many beautiful gardens.

Garden Projects of Riverside Park

For information and volunteer opportunities, email: garden [at ]

Fielding Drive Public School Gardens

The RPCA Gardening Committee has been able to support the Fielding Drive Public School Gardens by providing volunteers to help maintain the veggie beds, plant a pumpkin patch, create a pollinator garden and renew the ornamental gardens that anchor the school entrance. Produce from the veggie beds is slated for donation to our local food supply.

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Located at the Fielding Public School (777 Fielding Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 7G1), the Fielding Drive Public School Garden is maintained by volunteers from the school and the community.

It includes:

  • Ornamental gardens
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Pollinator Garden

Soil was generously donated by Growing Up Organic and Manotick Gardens & Landscaping Supplies. Seedlings were generously provided by the Fletcher Wildlife Garden. Land, water and supplies are generously provided by Fielding Drive Public School. Ornamental plants have been sourced from the gardens of our volunteers.

Mooney’s Bay Community Garden

The Mooney’s Bay Community Garden will be launched in summer 2020. It will be located at the Riverside Mall (733 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1) and managed by volunteers from the community.

This garden is made possible through the generous support of River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington and Brigil Construction.

Garden plots are available to local residents. Two beds will be devoted to produce for donation to the local food supply.

Information on securing and maintaining a garden plot for your family:

Church Gardens of Riverside Park

Ted Thexton Giving Garden

The Ted Thexton Giving Garden is located at the Riverside Churches (3191 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 8N8) but is managed by independently.

The Holy Cross Church Joy Gardens

Holy Cross Church has maintained a sustainable organic vegetable garden for the past several years. Each year, classes from the neighbouring Holy Cross School are hosted in the garden for lessons on planting in the spring and harvesting in the fall.