Best gardens in Ottawa

Check out the top gardens in Ottawa, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Rideau Hall
1. Rideau Hall
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43 local reviews
1 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 800-465-6890
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Ashley
Visit the residence of Canada's Governor General! Beautiful grounds to picnic on and play frisbee; nice…
Alex
Governor General's residence with his magnificent park, where you can find trees planted by world leaders, a…
James
A great place to wander in the warmer months. Home to the Governor General of Canada, the estate has some nice…
1. Rideau Hall
1. Rideau Hall
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43 local reviews
1 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 800-465-6890
Ashley
Ashley
Visit the residence of Canada's Governor General! Beautiful grounds to picnic on and play frisbee; nice gardens to walk through. You can…
Alex
Alex
Governor General's residence with his magnificent park, where you can find trees planted by world leaders, a wonderful rose garden,…
James
James
A great place to wander in the warmer months. Home to the Governor General of Canada, the estate has some nice formal gardens and often you…
2. Central Experimental Farm
2. Central Experimental Farm
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17 local reviews
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Mary
A rare example of a farm within a city, the CEF was established in 1886 as a scientific and agricultural…
Karin
“Less of a Zoo and more of a farming history centre with different types of farm animals on display. There…
Caroline
Nice place to visit if you like to garden and enjoy flowers, trees, roses, rock gardens.
2. Central Experimental Farm
2. Central Experimental Farm
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17 local reviews
Mary
Mary
A rare example of a farm within a city, the CEF was established in 1886 as a scientific and agricultural research centre. Visit the…
Karin
Karin
“Less of a Zoo and more of a farming history centre with different types of farm animals on display. There are some beautiful gardens and…
Caroline
Caroline
Nice place to visit if you like to garden and enjoy flowers, trees, roses, rock gardens.
3. Les Fougères
3. Les Fougères
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25 local reviews
783 Route 105, Chelsea
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 819-827-8942
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Heidi
Award winning restaurant with wonderful outdoor gardens, art gallery, and splendid take-out store for easy…
Norma
World-class lunch and dinner menu. Casual dinner bar seating or tables or stunning patio over-looking huge…
Lindsay
Gourmet French Cuisine with a modern interior, boutique store and gorgeous garden with swings
3. Les Fougères
3. Les Fougères
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25 local reviews
783 Route 105, Chelsea
Closed · Opens Wednesday 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 819-827-8942
Heidi
Heidi
Award winning restaurant with wonderful outdoor gardens, art gallery, and splendid take-out store for easy reheating at home.
Norma
Norma
World-class lunch and dinner menu. Casual dinner bar seating or tables or stunning patio over-looking huge flower gardens.
Lindsay
Lindsay
Gourmet French Cuisine with a modern interior, boutique store and gorgeous garden with swings
4. Canadian Museum of History
4. Canadian Museum of History
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199 local reviews
100 Rue Laurier, Hull
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 819-776-7000
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Maria And Jim
Great destination. The Canadian Hall is amazingly filled with History, the Children Museum is a must for the…
Christine
One of the most popular museums. Great architecture and garden grounds with a bridge and river view of Ontario
4. Canadian Museum of History
4. Canadian Museum of History
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199 local reviews
100 Rue Laurier, Hull
Closed · Opens 9:30 AM
+1 819-776-7000
Maria And Jim
Maria And Jim
Great destination. The Canadian Hall is amazingly filled with History, the Children Museum is a must for the small ones, the boutique an…
Christine
Christine
One of the most popular museums. Great architecture and garden grounds with a bridge and river view of Ontario
5. Dominion Arboretum
5. Dominion Arboretum
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30 local reviews
Dominion Arboretum, Ottawa
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 613-230-3276
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Maria And Jim
Lovely place to walk and see the flowers, the gardens, different styles. Children love the animal farm as…
Christina
Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum of the Central Experimental Farm.
5. Dominion Arboretum
5. Dominion Arboretum
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30 local reviews
Dominion Arboretum, Ottawa
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 613-230-3276
Maria And Jim
Maria And Jim
Lovely place to walk and see the flowers, the gardens, different styles. Children love the animal farm as well. There is place for dogs and…
Christina
Christina
Ornamental Gardens and Dominion Arboretum of the Central Experimental Farm.
6. Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature
6. Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature
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177 local reviews
240 McLeod St, Ottawa
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 800-263-4433
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Maria And Jim
Great visit for kids of all ages, see the Mammoths sculptures in the garden, the whales skeletons, the movies,…
6. Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature
6. Canadian Museum of Nature / Musée canadien de la nature
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177 local reviews
240 McLeod St, Ottawa
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 800-263-4433
Maria And Jim
Maria And Jim
Great visit for kids of all ages, see the Mammoths sculptures in the garden, the whales skeletons, the movies, even the building is…
7. National Gallery of Canada
7. National Gallery of Canada
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226 local reviews
380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 613-990-1985
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Maria And Jim
A total must see!!! The group of 7, the Chapel, the European Collection, the Inuit sculptures, the inner…
7. National Gallery of Canada
7. National Gallery of Canada
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226 local reviews
380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 613-990-1985
Maria And Jim
Maria And Jim
A total must see!!! The group of 7, the Chapel, the European Collection, the Inuit sculptures, the inner garden even sip a coffee in the…
8. Lago
8. Lago
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44 local reviews
1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM
+1 613-235-5246
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Maria And Jim
One of the best places to enjoy the Tulip Festival and watch the tulip varieties. Great to stroll all year…
8. Lago
8. Lago
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44 local reviews
1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr, Ottawa
Closed · Opens Tuesday 5:00 PM
+1 613-235-5246
Maria And Jim
Maria And Jim
One of the best places to enjoy the Tulip Festival and watch the tulip varieties. Great to stroll all year around. Wonderful gardens by the…
9. Sparks St
9. Sparks St
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29 local reviews
Sparks St, Ottawa
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Maria And Jim
Lovely place to walk and see the flowers, the gardens and its different styles. Children love the animal farm…
James
Here the automobile has been banished, and shoppers and browsers can wander carefree in warm weather among…
9. Sparks St
9. Sparks St
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29 local reviews
Sparks St, Ottawa
Maria And Jim
Maria And Jim
Lovely place to walk and see the flowers, the gardens and its different styles. Children love the animal farm as well. There is place for…
James
James
Here the automobile has been banished, and shoppers and browsers can wander carefree in warm weather among fountains, rock gardens,…
10. Lac-Leamy Casino Sound of Light
10. Lac-Leamy Casino Sound of Light
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2 local reviews
815 boul. de la Carrière, Gatineau
Closed · Opens Wednesday 6:00 PM
(819) 771-3389
Establishment
Maria And Jim
Restaurants, gardens, theater, bars, shows, conference center, lake -the night main entrance with its water…
10. Lac-Leamy Casino Sound of Light
10. Lac-Leamy Casino Sound of Light
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2 local reviews
815 boul. de la Carrière, Gatineau
Closed · Opens Wednesday 6:00 PM
(819) 771-3389
Maria And Jim
Maria And Jim
Restaurants, gardens, theater, bars, shows, conference center, lake -the night main entrance with its water fountains changing colors- it is…
11. Mackenzie-King Estate
11. Mackenzie-King Estate
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18 local reviews
Mackenzie-King Estate, Chelsea
Premise
Emilie
There’s so much to discover The Mackenzie King Estate is a precious Canadian legacy. This 231-hectare (2.31…
Erin & Will
Part museum, part nature walk. For almost 50 years, this was the summer home of William Lyon Mackenzie King,…
11. Mackenzie-King Estate
11. Mackenzie-King Estate
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18 local reviews
Mackenzie-King Estate, Chelsea
Emilie
Emilie
There’s so much to discover The Mackenzie King Estate is a precious Canadian legacy. This 231-hectare (2.31 km2) country estate belonged to…
Erin & Will
Erin & Will
Part museum, part nature walk. For almost 50 years, this was the summer home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's 10th prime minister…
12. Fletcher Wildlife Garden
12. Fletcher Wildlife Garden
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2 local reviews
Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Ottawa
(613) 234-6767
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Christina
Using ecological principles to create a garden that attracts local wildlife and enhances the environment.
Meg & John
A small, beautiful wildlife garden nestled next to the Arboretum with a diverse array of plants
12. Fletcher Wildlife Garden
12. Fletcher Wildlife Garden
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2 local reviews
Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Ottawa
(613) 234-6767
Christina
Christina
Using ecological principles to create a garden that attracts local wildlife and enhances the environment.
Meg & John
Meg & John
A small, beautiful wildlife garden nestled next to the Arboretum with a diverse array of plants