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Arboretum (Experimental Farm), Ottawa

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Ottawa attractions like Arboretum (Experimental Farm) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is well worth the time to visit even in the winter. Great place to stroll and to picnic. so much to see and so well looked after. 
  • Not many world class cities can say they have an entire fully functioning farm in the middle. This is a great place for a running, cycling or just visiting the animals and park around the Rideau Canal...  more »
  • A family visit sure to please. kids and Grandparents will enjoy the walk around the grounds, the animals and learnings about the farm. Always a crowd pleaser.