Are you a member? Support the Friends’ mission and receive membership benefits on Master Gardener Lectures.

Visit our Book Boutique

Share our books with friends and family all year long. We ship across Canada, to the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Blooms is the Friends’ contribution to Canada’s 150th and tells the story of this Ottawa gem – take a peek inside

View how to buy Blooms for pick-up or delivery within Canada and upcoming Blooms Events. 

The Friends gratefully acknowledge the very generous financial support of our Blooms book donors.

What’s Happening Now

Stay in touch with our Winter Newsletter and February Farm Notes.
NOTE: new February office hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday
from 9am to 2pm.

Friends respond to “The Foundation for Tomorrow.” Friends respond to the City’s planning department on CEF hospital lands, and continue to urge protection of the Farm’s public spaces in a statement, in letters to the NCC (see response) and Minister McKenna (see response), and in interviews.
“It’s a research facility. It’s a public garden. It’s a heritage site.
We’d like to see it stay that way.”

Merivale Shelterbelt

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Shelterbelt path near pavilion and rest area

The Friends are working on a donor project to recreate a boundary forest at the western edge of the Farm. The project is almost finished! The public has until July 31, 2018, to help complete this important project. Learn more at Merivale Shelterbelt.

Volunteer Spotlight

February 2018 – Christine Banfill

Did you know Friends volunteers donate over 10,000 hours every year to support its mission and activities? Here’s our latest Volunteer of the Month or read about our volunteers in Previous Spotlights.