Name: David Dunn
Date: May 03, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM
Duration: 1.25 hr
Language: English
Start: Burritt's Rapids Community Hall, 23 Grenville St.
End: Same
Area: Burritt's Rapids
Distance: 0.0 km

The main hall of the Community Hall is fully accessible. It has one accessible washroom. The trails and roads around the village are accessible. There are two steps at the entrance to the library, so it is not fully accessible.

Burritt's Rapids: Shrubs—Diversity and Drama in the Garden



A look at how shrubs can be used in the design of a garden to play the role of “bones” or structure and backdrop, as well as add interest, colour and texture. Coping with tight spaces and urban garden scale will also be discussed. The presentation will be based on Dave Dunn and Rob Caron's work at Rideau Woodland Ramble, the Canadian Garden Council's "Canadian Destination Garden Centre of the Year for 2015."

Note:  As part of the Jane's Walk festivities, there will be a potluck lunch in the Community Hall starting at 12:00 noon.  For more information on walks and activities in Burritt's Rapids for Jane's Walk Ottawa, please visit the blog:


This is a lecture presentation/discussion with opportunities to ask garden/design-related questions. After the lecture, participants are invited to walk/drive/bike up the street to the Rideau Woodland Ramble gardens for a self-guided early spring tour. Dave's paintings will be displayed onsite at the Pavilion Gallery.  Jane's Walk participants are welcome anytime between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Community Hall is located at 23 Grenville St. in the village of Burritt's Rapids.

Please note: there is no bank machine or other services in the village.


Dave Dunn is the co-owner of Rideau Woodland Ramble, a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, a consultant, and a painter. He is a former board member/chair at Carleton University as well as the Canadensis Botanical Garden Society, whose aim is the creation of the National Botanical Garden of Canada.