FAQs about the Central Experimental Farm, the Ornamental Gardens, and the Dominion Arboretum

 

At Friends of the Farm, our mission is to preserve, protect, maintain, and enhance the Farm’s Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum, and while we work with the staff of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in these areas, we do not oversee any part of the Farm’s operations. 

 

 

 

 

So read on for information about how and where to find the information you need to enjoy your time here! **Please note that the links below will take you off the Friends of the Farm website to the appropriate government department or agency.

 

  • Weddings and wedding photos — governed by AAFC
  • Tropical greenhouse — governed by AAFC
  • Hosting events at the Dominion Arboretum or Ornamental Gardens — governed by AAFC
  • Hosting events at the Agriculture and Food Museum (barns) — governed by Ingenium, the government agency for Ottawa’s national science museums
  • Animals, barns, Museum visiting hours, admission fees, school visits — governed by Ingenium, the government agency for Ottawa’s national science museums
  • Dogs on the Farm and in the Dominion Arboretum and Ornamental Gardens — governed by AAFC
  • Dog control issues — governed by the City of Ottawa
  • Maps of the Central Experimental Farm — governed by AAFC
  • Research on the Central Experimental Farm — governed by AAFC
  • Job opportunities at the Central Experimental Farm — governed by AAFC
  • Tree identification app – managed by Natural Resources Canada

All other general inquiries about Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm not listed above should be directed to aafc.cef-fec.aac@canada.ca.

For more information about the Friends of the Farm’s activities, events, bench program, membership, donations, or boutique, please write to us at info@friendsofthefarm.ca