Arboretum (Experimental Farm), Ottawa

4.3
#1 of 12 in Wildlife in Ottawa
Established in 1889, Arboretum (Experimental Farm) offers a lush getaway from the city and allows you to get lost among old, grand trees. Pathways meander through the green lawns and ponds, largely shaded by magnolias and crabapples. Try to identify shrubs like wisteria, rhododendron, and azalea as you stroll. When the park first developed, about 200 trees and shrubs were planted as a test to see which varieties would withstand the humid summers and frigid winters. Although many did not survive, you may be surprised to find species not native to the area still thriving. Put Arboretum (Experimental Farm) and other Ottawa attractions into our Ottawa trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Whether you want to walk, bike, jog, relax on grass, find sun or shade, experience beautiful trees, forest, butterfly garden, canal, lakes, or locks, it’s all here in this special, gorgeous place.  more »
  • In the arboretum, there are trees from all over the world on top of native ones. The best time of year to visit the Exprimental farm grounds is in late spring when the lilacs and the crab apple...  more »

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