Arboretum (Experimental Farm), Ottawa

4.4
#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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  • Great location during the height of Fall colours! Prime area for some spectacular photos along the water and great views. Pleasant walk, although can be strenuous if you are not used to hills.  more »
  • This is a beautiful area to walk, but there are only 15 free parking spots at the site. You have to pay and walk quite a distance if you park nearby. Why is the government so cheap?  more »
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