The University of Guelph Arboretum, established in 1970, is a 165 hectare green space situated geographically in the heart of the city. It serves as a teaching and research facility to the campus while remaining open year round to the public for experiential learning in our woody plant collections and theme gardens. Nature trails through woodlots offer a contrast to our collections. Gardens showing the influence of the English, Japanese and Italian cultures on our gardens are near the OAC Centennial Centre while five gardens demonstrating habitat for wildlife in backyards are near the Taylor Centre.Visit Website
College Avenue near the corner of Victoria Road, Guelph, N1G 2W1
Children Friendly Garden
Dog Friendly Garden
No Admission Fee
Parking on Site
Tour Bus Parking
Docent Guided Tours
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.