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Trees of the Southeastern United States at the Dominion Arboretum 10:00 AM
Trees of the Southeastern United States at the Dominion Arboretum
Jun 2 @ 10:00 AM
Trees of the Southeastern United States at the Dominion Arboretum
WHEN: Sunday June 2nd, 2019 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 and shrubs native to the southern part of … Continued
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Peony Lecture 7:00 PM
Peony Lecture
Jun 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Peony Lecture
WHEN: Tuesday June 4th, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm  WHERE: Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout DETAILS: Percy Saunders the son of first director of the CEF introduced some … Continued
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Got Bats? 8:30 PM
Got Bats?
Jun 7 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Got Bats?
WHEN: Saturday July 6th , 2019, at 8:30pm WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout DETAILS: Over the last decade, the bat populations in Ottawa (and Canada) have significantly … Continued
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Used Book Sale 10:00 AM
Used Book Sale
Jun 15 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 16 @ 4:00 PM
Used Book Sale
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 2019, from 10am to 4pm WHERE: Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout DETAILS: Thousands of the best used books in Ottawa! … Continued
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Explorer Rose Garden Tour 10:00 AM
Explorer Rose Garden Tour
Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Explorer Rose Garden Tour
WHEN: Sunday June 16, 2019 from 10am to 2pm – will be cancelled in case of rain, check www.friendsofthefarm.ca WHERE: Explorer Rose Garden in the Ornamental Gardens west of the Prince of Wales roundabout. As part of June Blooms, park … Continued
Heritage Rose Garden Tour 10:00 AM
Heritage Rose Garden Tour
Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Heritage Rose Garden Tour
WHEN: Sunday June 16, 2019, from 10am to 2pm – will be cancelled in case of rain, check www.friendsofthefarm.ca WHERE: Heritage Rose Garden in the Ornamental Gardens west of the Prince of Wales roundabout. As part of June Blooms, park in … Continued
June Blooms Garden Tours 10:00 AM
June Blooms Garden Tours
Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
June Blooms Garden Tours
WHEN: Sunday June 16, 2019, from 10am to 2pm – will be cancelled in case of rain, check www.friendsofthefarm.ca  WHERE: Ornamental Gardens west of the Prince of Wales roundabout. Park in Ag Museum lot (Pay & Display). The Friends of the … Continued
Peony Tour 10:00 AM
Peony Tour
Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Peony Tour
WHEN: Sunday June 16, 2018, from 10am to 2pm – will be cancelled in case of rain, check www.friendsofthefarm.ca  WHERE: Peony Beds in the Ornamental Gardens west of the Prince of Wales roundabout. As part of June Blooms, park in the Ag Museum … Continued
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Peony Lecture
Jun 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHEN: Tuesday June 4th, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm 

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

DETAILS:

  • Percy Saunders the son of first director of the CEF introduced some marvelous peonies.
  • This talk addresses what makes these peonies breeding so valuable, his work and how gardeners around the world gained access to his creations.
  • Blaine Marchand a volunteer with Friends of the Central Experimental Farm will be hosting this lecture.
  • This is a free event, however a suggested donation of $10 would be appreciated.
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Got Bats?
Jun 7 @ 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday July 6th , 2019, at 8:30pm

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

DETAILS:

  • Over the last decade, the bat populations in Ottawa (and Canada) have significantly declined due to the white-nose syndrome.
  • Learn about our flying furry friends, Ottawa’s bats species, their superpowers and their habitat.
  • Learn foraging and roosting features used by bats and practices that can be used to improve these features.
  • We will be going to the pond to see if we can catch their aerial acrobatics, and eavesdrop using a special bat detector.
  • We’ll also discuss how our backyards, landscapes and forests can be managed to best suit bat habitat.
  • Bring a flashlight, good footwear and bug repellent! The tour leader is Bettina Henkelman
  • 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.

 

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15
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Used Book Sale
Jun 15 @ 10:00 AM – Jun 16 @ 4:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 2019, from 10am to 4pm

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

DETAILS:

  • Thousands of the best used books in Ottawa!
  • All fiction is alphabetized, 18 categories of non-fiction plus many vintage books
  • Special collections of art and music, CD’s and DVD’s
  • Great selection, great prices – $1 for pocketbooks, $2 for trade paperback and hardbacks, $3 for new releases, deluxe editions and special publications.
  • Have books to donate? Hang on to them for the Fall Used Book Drop-off on Saturday October 19 – please don’t drop off books any other time of year, thanks!

COST: Free admission

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

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Explorer Rose Garden Tour
Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHEN: Sunday June 16, 2019 from 10am to 2pm – will be cancelled in case of rain, check www.friendsofthefarm.ca

WHERE: Explorer Rose Garden in the Ornamental Gardens west of the Prince of Wales roundabout.

As part of June Blooms, park in the Ag Museum lot (Pay & Display). The Friends of the Farm will be at the Farm entrance near the Museum parking area with additional information on garden tours and book signing. Light refreshments will also be available.

DETAILS:

  • Take a guided tour of the CEF Explorer Rose Garden, when they should be at their mid-June best, conducted by the Friends expert Rose Team.
  • Roses have a long history at the Central Experimental Farm due to the interest in roses of William Saunders, the first director of the Farm, who was a hybridizer. Isabella Preston also hybridized roses.
  • Felicitas Svejda, who came to the Farm in 1961, sought to develop roses that would withstand Canada’s severe winters. Her seedlings went through a rigorous six year scheme, including in 1983 sending the roses to 20 test stations across Canada and to four in bordering states in the US.
  • The resultant Explorer Rose series brought her and the Farm international acclaim. These roses are named after early explorers of what is now Canada – John Cabot, William Baffin and Henry Hudson, to name just three of the thirteen.
  • Svejda was particularly proud of her Champlain rose, which combines absolute hardiness and a long flowering period of profuse bloom. View the Explorer Roses in the CEF Collection.
  • Get tips on which Explorer roses will work best in your garden and how to keep them happily blooming.

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Heritage Rose Garden Tour
Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHEN: Sunday June 16, 2019, from 10am to 2pm – will be cancelled in case of rain, check www.friendsofthefarm.ca

WHERE: Heritage Rose Garden in the Ornamental Gardens west of the Prince of Wales roundabout.

As part of June Blooms, park in the Ag Museum lot (Pay & Display). The Friends of the Farm will be at the Farm entrance near the Museum parking area with additional information on garden tours and book signing. Light refreshments will be served.

DETAILS:

  • Take a guided tour of the Central Experimental Farm Heritage Rose Garden, when they should be at their mid-June best, conducted by the Friends expert Rose Team.
  • Roses have a long history at the CEF. The Heritage Rose Garden was rehabilitated by the Friends of the Farm beginning in 1999 and officially opened in 2001
  • The Garden is approximately 220 by 50 feet and has four lattice entrances with a small bird bath in the middle. Its 220 roses showcase varieties that were grown in the past gardens at the Farm alongside one-time bloomers and modern repeat bloomers. The collection ranges from ramblers to shrubs to smaller varieties.
  • Learn about roses that were originally bred at the Farm by William Saunders, its first director, by Isabella Preston, and by Dr. Felicitas Svejda. View the Heritage Roses in the CEF Collection.
  • Get tips on what will work best in your garden and how to keep your roses happily blooming.

COST: Free admission, donations kindly accepted during the tour

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

June Blooms Garden Tours
Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHEN: Sunday June 16, 2019, from 10am to 2pm – will be cancelled in case of rain, check www.friendsofthefarm.ca 

WHERE: Ornamental Gardens west of the Prince of Wales roundabout.

Park in Ag Museum lot (Pay & Display). The Friends of the Farm garden tour leaders will be at the gardens and will be able to answer any questions visitors may have.

DETAILS:

  • A gem in the heart of Canada’s Capital, the Central Experimental Farm’s Ornamental Gardens have enchanted visitors for more than a century.
  • Friends of the Farm invite you to join them in the spectacular gardens on this National Historic Site.
  • Friends expert garden volunteers will offer any information on any of the CEF Ornamental Gardens including these historic gardens
  • Peony – Heritage RoseExplorer Rose
  • Macoun Memorial Garden, Rock Garden, Perennial and Annual Gardens, Iris and Daylily Gardens

 

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tours

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Peony Tour
Jun 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Peony ‘Bordeaux’ in the Ornamental Gardens.

WHEN: Sunday June 16, 2018, from 10am to 2pm – will be cancelled in case of rain, check www.friendsofthefarm.ca 

WHERE: Peony Beds in the Ornamental Gardens west of the Prince of Wales roundabout.

As part of June Blooms, park in the Ag Museum lot (Pay & Display).

DETAILS:

  • Take a tour of the Central Experimental Farm Peony Beds with the Friends expert Peony Team
  • Visit the award-winning and heritage peonies in 12 garden beds with 400 named species and over 600 individual plants
  • This includes over 105 different cultivars in the Saunders Collection of peonies introduced by the most prolific peony breeder of all time, A.P. Saunders, son of the first Director of the CEF, Dr. William Saunders
  • Get tips on what works best in your garden and ways to keep your peonies happily blooming
  • View the Peonies in the CEF Collection

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

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Victorian Tea
Jul 20 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday July 20, 2019, from 2pm to 4pm Rain Date is Sunday July 21. Ticket sales end at 3:15pm or until sold out – tea is served until 4pm.

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

DETAILS:

  • Classic tea is served under the trees at the Arboretum
  • This annual event brings out the Victorian flair in all of us!
  • Dress in period garb (optional) and enter the Best Hat and Best Costume Contest (Men and Women)
  • Enjoy listening to live music on the lawn
  • Serving handmade finger sandwiches, scones, and piping hot tea in fine china cups on outdoor tables and chairs
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate any food allergies or sensitivities
  • Judging for best costume with take place at 3pm and winners will be announced at 3:15pm

COST: High tea is $15, reservations are NOT required

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Aug
17
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Art on the Farm
Aug 17 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday August 17, 2019, from 10am to 4pm (rain date Sun Aug 18)

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

DETAILS:

    • This special summer event showcases local and regional artists displaying and selling their original artwork
    • There isn’t a more beautiful setting than under the luxurious canopy of the Arboretum!
    • So much to savour in one day – oil and acrylic paintings, stone and wood sculptures, glass art and jewelry, pottery and stoneware, landscapes and portraits, photography, fiber and paper designs, woodwork and accessories.
    • Also featuring a sale of art books and prints.
    • If you are looking to participate in this exciting event please see the Registration Form or Formulaire d’inscription
    • NEW – Vendor registration can be completed using the PayPal link: PayPal

COST: Free admission

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276

 

Sep
10
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Cooking With Edible Flowers and Herbs
Sep 10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

WHEN: Tuesday September 10th, 2019, 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 Nancy McDonald, discusses easy ways to use both edible flowers and herbs in food preparation.
  • She will have samples of some of her favorites resulting in ideas for participants to try.

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

 

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Used Book Drop-Off
Oct 19 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHEN: Saturday October 19, 2019, 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 2019 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 encyclopedias
  • Please note – respect Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada property and do not drop off books except on official drop-off days, thanks!

COST: Free admission

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca or call 613-230-3276