Arboretum (Experimental Farm), Ottawa

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#1 of 10 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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  • This is a great place to visit with family, the animals are adorable, and it's pretty amazing that you are able to get up and close with the animals. The goats are a must see  more »
  • Located within the boundaries of the Experimental Farm, along the historic Rideau Canal, a short walk from Carleton University and a popular dining area known as Little Italy, the Arboretum is a Gover...  more »
  • Whether summer, spring, fall or winter the arboretum is a great place to go with family and the dog. Spring delivers the spectacular views of the many flowering trees. Like the awesome magnolia trees,...  more »

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