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 to visit this year and is listed on Ottawa Garden Promenade!

Here’s how to buy Blooms for pick-up or delivery within Canada. Upcoming Blooms events include book signing Aug 12 from 12-3pm at Indigo Barrhaven and garden club presentations.

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

What’s Happening Now

Sir John Carling site for new Civic Hospital

Join us for Guided Tree Tours and Art on the FarmStay in touch with the Summer Newsletter and August Farm Notes.

Gardeners needed! Help us make a difference in the Ornamental Gardens, Arboretum and Shelterbelt by joining one of the Friends’ Garden Teams.

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

Volunteer Spotlight

August 2017 – Karen Walker

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.