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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  • Kids love it and they can run around and play in the great play area. There are always cool displays and cooking going on.  more »
  • A great alternative to the Zoo. In this place, there are no special animals, but everything about the present, and in the Museum of agriculture you can try yourself to the driver of the tractor.
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  • Great for walking, picnics, gatherings, just relaxing under the trees. Many trees and plants are labeled for identification, so it's educational as well. Beautiful walking trails with water, bridges, ...  more »
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