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

Collections/Boutique

Visit the Arboretum and Ornamental Gardens Collections at the Farm

Visit our Boutique to share 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 Summer Newsletter and August Farm Notes.

New feature! Bloom Times of Trees and Shrubs in the Arboretum and Ornamental Gardens 2005-2008.

Friends’ August events include Tree Tours, Art on the Farm and New Cards.  See the Gardening Calendar for more garden events in the Ottawa area.

Read the Friends’ letters and responses to encroachment on the Farm. “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 finished!  Learn more at Merivale Shelterbelt.

Volunteer Spotlight

August 2018 – Sue Cumming

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.