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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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  • Many animals and birds find food advise to take children and show to air them all. Think picnic also fit.
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  • This spot is close to the Rideau Canal and several other important places of interest. The arboretum has many temperate trees, shrubs and floweing species grown in a compact area. This is a source of ...  more »
  • We went for a long walk in the Arboretum on a beautiful warm sunny November day. The Arboretum is a huge green space in central Ottawa. You can walk along the Rideau Canal (which we did), take the tra...  more »