The historic Grounds of Rideau Hall recall dramatic stories of this country's past. Their evolution and their design reflect a distinctly Canadian environment. Originally, the grounds were styled as an English country estate, with verdant lawns bordered with gardens and walking paths winding through the nearby forests. More than 10 000 trees, including 130 ceremonial trees planting by many famous VIPs, including Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Discover the inuksuk and the totem pole, come admire the sweeping arc of roses in the Canadian Heritage Gardens, enjoy a picnic on the grounds or take in a cricket match—there's so much to do!
1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, K1A 0A1
No Admission Fee
Accessible by Public Transit
Tour Bus Parking
Docent Guided Tours
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.