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Arboretum (Experimental Farm), Ottawa
(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I've been a few times with different friends for walks or runs/roller blading. It was beautiful to go to in the summer but bring your own water! 
  • A delight any time of year but especially beautiful on a crisp, sunny fall day when you can admire the colourful foliage. 
  • We went out to the Experimental Farms on a Sunday. We were disappointed to find that the greenhouse was not open. As it was October, the Ornamental Gardens were past their prime. We could visualize th...  more »