Blooms for the 150th!

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

The CEF Ornamental Gardens were selected as one of the Canada 150 Garden Experiencesis one of nine Amazing Canadian Gardens and is part of Ottawa Garden Promenade!

Here’s how to buy Blooms for pick-up or delivery within Canada. Check out Upcoming Blooms Events including Oct 11.

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

What’s Happening Now

Stay in touch with our Fall Newsletter and October Farm Notes.
For Bebb’s Oak status updates
, login and ‘Follow’ Friends of the Farm on Facebook @FCEFOttawa and on Twitter @FCEFOttawa for news as it unfolds.

Friends respond to the City’s planning department on CEF hospital lands. Friends 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

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

October 2017 – Janet Stephenson

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.