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Arboretum (Experimental Farm)

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Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3R6, Canada
+1 613-230-3276
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

One of our favorite places to take photos and enjoy the outdoors any season of the year. Large gardens, with many varieties of flowers and plants for every season.

3  Thank Sharon I
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

The Arboretum is located near Dows Lake and Carleton University and is a large section of land where you can go for a walk and enjoy the beautiful trees. The best time to visit is in the spring for all the flowering crab apple trees...More

2  Thank Stephanie W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

spectacular gem in heart of city great place for a stroll, a picnic with kids, kite flying...in winter fun place to toboggan a real gem in our city

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Clean fun great time. Love the goats. Need for animals. I miss the explorer roses. That was amazing. One of the gems of ottawa

Thank palitzamo
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This morning, we went for a walk in the Arboretum. A cool sunny fall morning, with the maple trees in full colour and the hydrangeas a beautiful pink. We will definitely return for a walk amongst the trees.

Thank Golferboy18
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Whether riding your bike, walking your dog or just ambling along with a friend, Ottawa’s Arboretum is a treasure. There are countless pathways through fields, on wooden bridges over ponds or along the famed Rideau Canal and all offer something different to see. Lots of...More

1  Thank WhositOttawa_Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Arboretum is kind of an ordinary park, but it is actually very beautiful, with a lot of plants and trees. Not a must visit, but good for relaxation.

Thank puripuricelul
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A real disappointment. The Hop On Hop Off bus does not stop here every hour (like it is suppose to)- stranding us on a rainy day with nowhere to sit or be out of the rain. Gardens and grounds were a mess.Give this place a...More

Thank Judi I
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Having previously been to Cornell's Arboretum in Ithaca, NY we were somewhat disappointed with this one. Flowers were sorely in need of water, and there was no staff in sight-we had to discover on our own where to park-limit of 90 minutes in limited availability....More

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The Arboretum is part of the experimental farm located east of prince of wales drive and the canal is the other boundary ! Not much to do or see here other than a nice walk up hill as well for views of the canal! aThe...More

1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 8 June 2018

It is a farm with animals. Good place to see farm and animals. Horses bit do not get too close but they are nice to see.

Thank JonahRyanForCongress
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is a beautiful place to walk--at all times of the year...and don't forget to also visit the adjacent Fletchers's Wildlife Garden. The only problem is there is too little parking, but there is parking and the place is often not busy. This is a...More

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16 February 2018|
Response from jamiesJ4020IS | Reviewed this property |
Usually late April. Depends on the weather. Sometimes early May. In the Arboretum you will also see Magnolias.
Kemiim M
6 August 2017|
Response from chillwills | Reviewed this property |
There's no camping at the Arboretum. I don't know where someone got that idea.