Jul 14, 2024 @ 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Dominion Arboretum
Building 72
Dominion Arboretum
Friends of the Farm
Rare Trees of the Dominion Arboretum

WHEN: Sunday, July 14, 9:30 a.m. Please note: Registration is for one individual only. Each attendee must be registered separately. The tour will take place RAIN OR SHINE.

WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Dominion Arboretum (east of the roundabout at Prince of Wales and the NCC Driveway)

WHAT: This tour will show many “rare” trees and shrubs growing at the Arboretum.  These are plants which are rare not only in Ottawa, but generally rare in eastern North America (e.g. rare native plants, and/or plants to-date rarely cultivated).  Serving hopefully as an ambassador of such plants, your tour guide hopes to generate interest in rare plants generally, to promote a more varied and interesting cultivated landscape and also to foster conservation of rare trees/shrubs via awareness of their existence and familiarity from seeing them in person.

Tour leader:  Owen Clarkin

Attendance is limited to 40 people. If spaces fill up, you may ask to have your name added to a waiting list by sending us an email.

Register: Although the tours are free and open to the public, you must register in advance to attend by filling out this ONLINE FORM. Please note that free parking at the Arboretum and Farm is becoming more limited. Paid parking is available at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Museum, a short walk from the Arboretum (entrance off Prince of Wales Drive).

COST: Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted during the tour. Places are limited, so first come, first served.

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca with questions or any issues with registration.