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

Celebration Benches

Take advantage of a new opportunity to dedicate a bench in the beautiful Arboretum. 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 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

Stay in touch with the Summer Newsletter or August Farm Notes.

See the Friends’ new 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

August 2019 – Kathy McDougall

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.