Garden Experience Guide

Ottawa Central Experimental Farm

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.


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960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, K1A 0C6

Children Friendly Garden

No Admission Fee

Parking on Site

Accessible by Public Transit

Tour Bus Parking

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