We’re pleased to present a new event: Yoga at the Central Experimental Farm!

Our Ornamental Garden Tour Schedule is out!

 Our 2024 Arboretum tree tours have also been launched.

To find out more about these and our other 2024 eventsplease visit our website regularly, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or sign up for our free monthly e-bulletin Farm Notes.


Looking for the Perfect Gift?

Click on our e-Boutique or visit our office for…

Our Books…


… and Our Greeting Cards

Our Greeting Cards for all four seasons are available from our online Boutique! These sets of 6 cards feature Richard Hinchcliff’s stunning photography from the Farm in winter (below), spring, summer and fall. Buy an individual set or all fours seasons for a discount. Click here to place your order while supplies last.






FCEF letter to the City of Ottawa, August 2023

(Response to development proposals near the CEF)

With more to come… so please stay tuned!

Subscribe to our monthly e-bulletin “Farm Notes”.

See the Gardening Calendar for more garden events in the Ottawa area.

Read the Friends’ letters and responses to encroachment on the 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.”


You may visit the Arboretum, Ornamental Gardens and Merivale Shelterbelt Collections at the Farm.

Self-guided walking tour of the Ornamental Gardens – English with descriptions and map. Guide des Jardins Ornementaux – Français avec descriptions et plan.