Flowers and bees and frogs and trees: Beechwood Cemetery’s biodiverse urban oasis in the heart of Ottawa

As the season winds down and we prepare to welcome the crisp, cool days of autumn, the beautiful grounds of Beechwood Cemetery remain open to visitors who may be looking for a bit of mental respite after what has been an unsettling spring and summer.

For people practising safe physical distancing, Ottawa’s 147-year-old Beechwood Cemetery offers a calming environment that is as rich in biodiversity as it is steeped in history. Whether the appeal is the manicured gardens, the lovely treed pathways among the headstones or a vibrant urban marsh that is home to a healthy population of wild plants and small critters, there is something here for everyone.

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