The University of Guelph Arboretum, established in 1970, is a 165 hectare green space situated geographically in the heart of the city. It serves as a teaching and research facility to the campus while remaining open year round to the public for experiential learning in our woody plant collections and theme gardens. Nature trails through woodlots offer a contrast to our collections. Gardens showing the influence of the English, Japanese and Italian cultures on our gardens are near the OAC Centennial Centre while five gardens demonstrating habitat for wildlife in backyards are near the Taylor Centre.Visit Website
College Avenue near the corner of Victoria Road, Guelph, N1G 2W1
Children Friendly Garden
Dog Friendly Garden
No Admission Fee
Parking on Site
Tour Bus Parking
Docent Guided Tours
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Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Bring the Kids!
Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful park filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied up with your children or grandchildren you just can’t get away. Well, there’s an easy solution to that: bring them along!