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

Gift giving made easy!

Share our books with friends and family this holiday season. 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

Here’s how to buy Blooms for pick-up or delivery within Canada. Upcoming Blooms Event – Nov 14 at West Carleton Garden Club and Horticultural Society.

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 December Farm Notes. The Friends’ office will be closed Dec 25 through Jan 1. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noël, Joyeuses fêtes! 

Get engaged with The Ottawa Hospital process at Share Your Ideas.

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

December 2017 – Linda McLaren

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.