Registration is still open for the 2024 Master Gardener Lecture Series as well as for the May 7th AGM. Our first tree tour of the year will be held April 28.

To find out about our other 2024 events, such as our Annual Plant Sale on May 12 and Used Book Sale June 8-9, please visit our website regularly.


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.