Peace and tranquility await at the Ornamental Gardens and Arboretum, located at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Central Experimental Farm near Dow’s Lake. Nestled among 35 acres of rolling farmland, the Arboretum and Ornamental Gardens at the Experimental Farm are an urban oasis waiting to be discovered. Featuring over 2,000 varieties of trees and shrubs, and a unique selection of new and historic flowers, this magnificent collection began to take shape more than 125 years ago. Stroll the grounds, take in the panoramic views of the city, and enjoy the masses of colour displayed in the rose garden, annual and perennial collections, rock garden, Macoun sunken garden, and hedge collection.
960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, K1A 0C6
Children Friendly Garden
No Admission Fee
Parking on Site
Accessible by Public Transit
Tour Bus Parking
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.