Jul
20
Fri
A Night With the Moths
Jul 20 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Photo courtesy of Diane Lepage.

WHEN: Friday July 20 8:30pm (rain date is Friday August 3)

WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • Come to the Arboretum to discover the nightlife of moths!
  • Black lights will be set-up and then we will wait as the various moths come to the white sheet set up to attract them.
  • We should see moths of various families, will possibly put sugaring on the tree trunk.
  • Bring a flashlight, good footwear and bug repellent!
  • This outing depends on the weather. If the temperature drops below 18C or in the event of rain, the outing will be postponed to Fri August 3.
  • The tour leaders are Diane Lepage and Owen Clarkin
  • Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour

INFORegister here or call 613-230-3276.

 

Jul
22
Sun
Victorian Tea
Jul 22 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WHEN: Sunday July 22 from 2pm to 4pm (will be cancelled in case of rain). Ticket sales end at 3:15pm or until sold out – tea is served until 4pm.

WHERE: Next to Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • Classic tea is served under the trees at the Arboretum – celebrating 20th anniversary!
  • This annual event brings out the Victorian flair in all of us!
  • Dress in period garb (optional) and enter the Best Hat and Best Costume Contest (Men and Women)
  • Enjoy listening to live music on the lawn
  • Serving handmade finger sandwiches, scones, and piping hot tea in fine china cups on outdoor tables and chairs
  • Judging for best costume with take place at 3pm and winners will be announced at 3:15pm

COST: High tea is $15, reservations are NOT required

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Aug
11
Sat
Art on the Farm
Aug 11 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday August 11 from 10am to 4pm (rain date Sun Aug 12)

WHERE: Next to Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • This special summer event showcases local and regional artists displaying and selling their original artwork
  • There isn’t a more beautiful setting than under the luxurious canopy of the Arboretum!
  • So much to savour in one day – oil and acrylic paintings, stone and wood sculptures, glass art and jewelry, pottery and stoneware, landscapes and portraits, photography, fiber and paper designs, woodwork and accessories – here is last year’s exhibitors list
  • If this natural setting is the place for your artwork, please see the Registration Form or Formulaire d’inscription
  • Also featuring a silent auction of artwork, sale of art books and prints, and refreshments

COST: Free admission

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Aug
23
Thu
Golden Hour at the Farm
Aug 23 @ 6:30 PM

WHEN: Thursday August 23rd, 6:30pm

WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour

INFORegister here or call 613-230-3276.

 

Sep
8
Sat
ORDC Open House and Bug Day
Sep 8 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday September 8 from 9am to 4pm

WHERE: Research Greenhouses and K.W. Neatby Bldg

Friends of the Farm volunteers will assist ORDC scientists in greeting the public at the Ottawa Research and Development Centre Open House 2017 on the Central Experimental Farm. This is a free educational event open to the public, all ages are welcome. View research displays, scientific instruments and materials, talk to scientists about their research, visit the National Collection of Vascular Plants, take a greenhouse tour or horse-drawn wagon ride, watch horse-drawn ploughing contests, speak with experts and view specimens from Canada’s world famous National Collection of Insects, Arachnids and Nematodes, enjoy the specially planted wild pollinator garden, get tips for attracting them to your home garden, and see the beautifully restored Tropical Greenhouse.

Bug Day is also happening in the K.W. Neatby Building on the Central Experimental Farm. Interact with creepy crawlies in the live insect zoo, enjoy aquatic insects displays, get tips on how to start your own bug collection, go on a bug collecting expedition, bet on your favourite to win in the always unpredictable cockroach races. Visitors are encouraged to bring in interesting insects and let the knowledgeable bug experts identify them. The Entomological Society of Ontario, the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are sponsoring Bug Day.

Parking is free in the lots around the Research Greenhouses and the Neatby Building.
COST: Free admission


INFO
: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Sep
15
Sat
Annual Non-dinner Event
Sep 15 – Dec 15 all day

WHEN: September 15 to December 31

WHEREBuilding 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • Please join the Friends for our popular annual fundraiser from September 15 to December 31
  • Not a single person will show up and we will be delighted – you can help the Friends of the Farm just by staying at home!
  • By purchasing tickets to this fundraising event that will never take place, you can help sponsor numerous activities in support of the Ornamental Gardens and Arboretum on the Farm.
  • Individual seats $25. Couples $50. Family $100. Table of Six $150. Community $500.
  • Your support is greatly appreciated and your donation is tax deductible.
  • You can contribute by using our new online fillable form for cheques or PayPal at Annual Non-dinner or Non-souper annuel.

INFO: Email membership@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Oct
16
Tue
Bulbs for Year Round Enjoyment
Oct 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHEN: Tuesday October 16 from 7pm to 9pm

WHERE: Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm,
east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • Daffodils and dahlias, crocus and cannas as well as some of the winter favourites like paper whites and amaryllis are presented by Master Gardener Mary Reid.
  • We’ll look at bulbs throughout the year…how to choose them, how to plant and care for them and how to ENJOY them.
  • Bring your garden diary as you might want to mark down highlights of each month’s bulbs.

COST: Individual Lectures: $12 FCEF member, $15 non-members pp-logo-200px Member: $12  Non-member: $15

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Oct
20
Sat
Used Book Drop-Off
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday October 20 from 10am to 3pm

WHERE: Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • Clean out your shelves and donate your books for a great cause – this is the only drop-off day in 2018 when we accept books from the public
  • Friends volunteers are ready to unload your boxes and bags of re-gifted books
  • We do not accept magazines, textbooks or encyclopaedias
  • Please note – respect Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada property and do not drop off books except on official drop-off days, thanks!
  • Check the calendar for our Used Book Sale in June 2019 and find that elusive title or stock up for your summer reading

COST: Free admission

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Nov
6
Tue
History of English Country House Gardens
Nov 6 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHEN: Tuesday November 6 from 7pm to 9pm

WHERE: Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm,
east of the Prince of Wales roundabout

DETAILS:

  • This illustrated talk, presented by Master Gardener Heather Clemenson, outlines the history and design of English country house gardens.
  • It outlines the Tudor period to the present day focusing on the pleasure gardens of the aristocracy and the gentry.
  • The presentation provides an overview of how changes in the lifestyle and wealth of these powerful landowners have contributed to the development of garden tourism in England.

COST: Individual Lectures: $12 FCEF member, $15 non-members pp-logo-200px Member: $12  Non-member: $15

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276