Sep
1
Sat
Annual Non-dinner Event
Sep 1 – Dec 31 all day

WHEN: September 1 to December 31, 2018

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 1 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 $250. 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, 2018, 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, 2018, 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

 

Oct
28
Sun
Endangered Trees and New Appearances
Oct 28 @ 10:00 AM

WHEN: Sunday October 28, 2018, at 10am

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

DETAILS:

  • This tour will focus on trees that are listed on the Canadian Species at Risk Act, or closely related to endangered species.
  • Also visited on this tour will be many surprising southern tree species that regularly survive winter in Ottawa
  • Come and join this final tour of the season with tour leaders Ken Farr and Eric Jones
  • 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.

 

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

WHEN: Tuesday November 6, 2018, 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