The Friends of the Farm is looking for an Office Manager. See this page for details.

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

Upcoming Events:

2019 Tree Tour – Nature vs City at the Shelterbelt
2019 Used Book Drop-Off

Celebration Benches

New Celebration Bench in the Arboretum

Three benches have been dedicated in 2019 in the beautiful Arboretum. More will be available in 2020. Learn more about this Friends of the Farm program at Bench Program.

[The Merivale Shelterbelt project is finished.]


Visit the Arboretum and Ornamental Gardens Collections at the Farm

Visit our Boutique to share books with friends and family all year long. 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!

View how to buy Blooms or our other publications for pick-up or delivery within Canada

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

What’s Happening Now

New water feature in the Rock Garden

Stay in touch with the Fall Newsletter or October Farm Notes.

See the Friends’ beautiful new winter cards, perfect for Christmas greetings. We also have botanical art cards and ornamental Blooms cards for sale.

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.”

The Friends are located at Building 72 in the Arboretum Mon to Wed from 9am to 2pm.

Volunteer Spotlight

October 2019 – Sherry Eliot

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.