Blooms has arrived!

It is finally here – Blooms: An Illustrated History of the Ornamental Gardens at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm. View October 19 press release. Here’s how to purchase one today for pick-up or delivery.

What’s Happening Now

Garden Party 1898 and Peony Beds 2014

Friends FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER is ready to view and download! Check out our Events Calendar for lectures and workshops, garden and tree tours, plant and book sales.

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 where thousands of trees once grew. It’s an opportunity to be part of the Farm, learn more at Merivale Shelterbelt.

Volunteer Spotlight

Deborah Roundell: Learning at the Garden

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.