One morning during the Tulip Festival I stopped at The Garden Of The Provinces And Territories. This area, first created in the early 1960s, is the western gateway into the Parliamentary district. Set between two churches, St. Peter's Lutheran Church and Christ Church Cathedral, on the south, and Library And Archives Canada on the north, it is a combination of terraces, water features, flower beds, and park land. Originally called the Garden Of The Provinces, it was renamed about ten years ago to reflect the Canadian territories as well, and the grounds include the flags of the provinces and territories, as well as insignia of each. Tulips show up here this time of year, less densely planted than down around Dow's Lake. This first shot features St. Peter's in the background, while the second looks towards Christ Church, its neighbour.
Down along the terrace, this is a water feature. Turning around gives a view towards the headquarters of Library And Archives Canada.
The path below takes in some of the flower beds. The tulips here were not quite at their peak, and for the most part of an ivory colour.
Returning back where I started, I took a couple of shots of the blossoming tree beside St. Peter's.