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Collections and 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.
March 27 Beauty of the Farm by Ramin – free event, registration required.
See the Gardening Calendar for Ottawa area garden events.
NOTE: new 2018 hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am to 2pm.
Read the Friends’ letters and responses to encroachment on the Central Experimental 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.”
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.