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Arboretum (Experimental Farm)

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Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3R6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps it was too early to visit, given how late spring has come this year, but there was little to admire except the general setting, which is very attractive, and when we wanted to park to get a closer look at an area, we found...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank operalover939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit what locals call “The Farm” for countless reasons. Livestock, beautiful gardens, crops, bicycling paths, canoe and kayaking, all available to the public. A setting for wedding photos, winter hills to toboggan down, there is a beauty to this massive land that has been a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 278mackay
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Some of the nation's oldest specimen trees are here, and they're all labelled, so stop complaining folks. I get a tree education here once every couple of years as a quick layover after a drive from the other side of Ontario. Lovely, a peaceful place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Snoi
Reviewed November 1, 2018

spectacular gem in heart of city great place for a stroll, a picnic with kids, kite flying...in winter fun place to toboggan a real gem in our city

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Safari37094507995
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Clean fun great time. Love the goats. Need for animals. I miss the explorer roses. That was amazing. One of the gems of ottawa

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank palitzamo
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This morning, we went for a walk in the Arboretum. A cool sunny fall morning, with the maple trees in full colour and the hydrangeas a beautiful pink. We will definitely return for a walk amongst the trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Golferboy18
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Whether riding your bike, walking your dog or just ambling along with a friend, Ottawa’s Arboretum is a treasure. There are countless pathways through fields, on wooden bridges over ponds or along the famed Rideau Canal and all offer something different to see. Lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Arboretum is kind of an ordinary park, but it is actually very beautiful, with a lot of plants and trees. Not a must visit, but good for relaxation.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank puripuricelul
Reviewed August 19, 2018

A real disappointment. The Hop On Hop Off bus does not stop here every hour (like it is suppose to)- stranding us on a rainy day with nowhere to sit or be out of the rain. Gardens and grounds were a mess.Give this place a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Judi I
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Having previously been to Cornell's Arboretum in Ithaca, NY we were somewhat disappointed with this one. Flowers were sorely in need of water, and there was no staff in sight-we had to discover on our own where to park-limit of 90 minutes in limited availability....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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February 16, 2018|
Response from jamiesJ4020IS | Reviewed this property |
Usually late April. Depends on the weather. Sometimes early May. In the Arboretum you will also see Magnolias.
Kemiim M
August 6, 2017|
Response from chillwills | Reviewed this property |
There's no camping at the Arboretum. I don't know where someone got that idea.