Visit the historic estate of one of Ottawa’s founding families and spend the day enjoying one of our special events or programs, exploring the exhibitions with interactive and kid-friendly activities, or discovering the beauty of our well-preserved parkland. The museum is open during the summer on Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm.
The museum’s food service is known for both its quality and affordability. Specializing in refreshments and baked goods made from scratch and served overlooking heritage gardens, our food service is a unique addition to the site. The Tea on the Lawn is served during the summer on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, from 11 am until 4 pm, rain or shine. Because we use the freshest ingredients possible, it’s best to contact the museum at 613-247-4830 for the daily menu. **Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.**
Visitez le domaine historique de l’une des familles fondatrices d’Ottawa et passez une journée à profiter de nos programmes spéciaux, à explorer nos expositions remplies d’activités interactives amusantes pour les enfants et à découvrir la beauté de nos espaces verts bien préservés. Le musée est ouvert pendant l’été les mercredis aux dimanches, de 10 h à 17 h.
Les services alimentaires du domaine sont reconnus à la fois pour leur qualité et leur prix abordable. Ceux-ci se spécialisent dans les rafraîchissements et les pâtisseries maison, servis dans un espace surplombant les jardins patrimoniaux; il s’agit d’une caractéristique unique du site. Le thé sur la pelouse est servi pendant l’été les mercredis, jeudis, vendredis et dimanches de 11 h à 16 h, beau temps, mauvais temps. Puisque nous utilisons les ingrédients les plus frais possible, nous vous recommandons de communiquer avec le musée au 613 247 4830 pour vérifier le menu du jour. **Nous vous invitons également à réserver votre place pour éviter toute déception.**
Fieldcote is a cultural heritage centre with an emphasis on the collection, preservation and exhibition of local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails. Adult workshops and children’s activities are available upon request. The site offers rotating exhibitions featuring art and history, a summer concert series, award-winning pesticide-free gardens and a meeting place for local garden, historical and cultural groups.
Bicentennial 1812 Exhibit: Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize
Saturday, March 3, 2012 to Monday, September 1, 2014
“You are to be drawn on Hurdles to place of execution, hanged by the neck but not until dead, cut down while alive and your entrails taken out and burnt before your faces, your heads cut off, bodies divided into four quarters, heads and quarters to be at the King’s disposal.” This exhibit explores Ancaster’s experience during the War of 1812, highlighting the Bloody Assize. Against the backdrop of the re-created courtroom of the former Union Hotel, view giant paintings of the prosecutors and accused, explore the evidence and judge for yourself. Discover the impact of the war on local farmers and residents, amidst the surroundings of an 1812 barn interior.
Queen Victoria Park is literally the “heart” of Niagara Parks. Bounded by the steep Fallsview moraine and the Niagara River Great Gorge, the Park contains a valuable collection of unique native and international plants and beautifully maintained gardens. Walking through the Park beside the Falls, from Clifton Hill to beyond Dufferin Islands, you can enjoy a rock garden, hanging baskets, a Hybrid tea rose garden and attractive carpet-bedding displays. Park benches and well-groomed lawns provide pleasant venues for relaxation and photography. Queen Victoria Park celebrates every season in style. In spring, over 500,000 daffodils start the season in their bright and welcoming way. Magnificent magnolia trees, breathtaking tulips and other blooms are all there for you to enjoy. Summer features carpet bedding displays as well as thousands of bedding plants. Fuchsia and lantana standards, cannas, coleus and many other plants provide horticultural and aesthetic points of interest. Chrysanthemums and kale are used in the Fall to provide interest after the arrival of “Jack Frost”. During the winter months, the stark branches of trees and shrubs create visual and special interest for our visitors, especially when beautifully covered with the freezing mist of the Falls.
Blossom Café is a unique season garden café. Sit amongst the flowers and enjoy a three course luncheon that will satisfy the foodie in you without needing a nap. Lunches may consist of homemade soup, salads, quiche, fish, chicken or many other delightful secret recipes. Many of the herbs, edible flowers, vegetables and fruits will be harvested from our own gardens. Other produce will be chosen from the local Holland Marsh Farmers. Fresh and tantalizing is Blossom Café’s motto and the menu will change daily to reflect what is in season. The open concept kitchen is a treat for visitors who like to experience the whole process of farm to table.
After surveying many café visitors we decided to add a few new specials. Although you will have the option to order off the daily board a few club specials will be available for quick lunch breaks.
• Oak Ridge Moraine Trail Trekkers – Chef’s Soup, Sandwich & a Cookie for $15.00
• Bicyclist Club Bites – Chef’s Salad, Chicken Breast or Sole & Sweet Treat for $20.00
We can seat you with reservations inside the café or outdoors amongst the flowers. Our indoor seating accommodates approximately 10 guests at once. Be sure to reserve ahead of time to avoid disappointment, or a long wait time. Enjoy the many outdoor rooms including the zen garden, the shady pine tree retreat, the tiki umbrella for four, etc – we recommend you try a new table every visit. Outdoors seats 40.
Nestled on the banks of Duffins Creek, and situated adjacent to the TransCanada Trail, this quaint living history comprises 19 heritage buildings, gardens and an orchard. For special events listings and admission fees, visit http://pickering.ca/museum
Cyclists, please note our operating hours below:
June and September weekends only:
Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sundays Noon to 4:30 pm
July until Labour Day:
Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sundays Noon to 4:30 pm
(Gift Shop and water sales close at 4:00 pm)
A new and exciting botanical garden located in south-eastern Ontario, the Quinte Botanical Gardens offers 6 acres of unique garden displays. Stroll through an authentic Oriental Garden; learn about pollinators in the Bird, Bee, Butterfly Garden; relax in the tranquility of the White Garden; and many more. Welcome cyclists! The Quinte Botanical Gardens is a great place to stretch your legs, relax in the shade and refresh your senses. Wander, learn, relax, unwind…at the Quinte Botanical Gardens
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk County, along the Waterford Heritage Trail, our section of the Trans Canada Trail, just 15 minutes south of Hwy 403 near Brantford, Canada’s newest horticultural playground represents 18 acres of landscaped romantic renaissance gardens, 4 km of walking trails, and the largest privately owned rare conifer collection in North America. Several formal statuary, themed gardens and informal water features complete with cascades, waterfalls, a babbling brook and Canada’s only all stone musical fountain amphitheatre. Cyclists will enjoy our hospitality as we offer a secure daytime bike lock-up area, rest areas, water, beverages and local healthy snacks, and local cycling/tourism information. Guests may purchase rare and ornamental treasures at our Garden Centre. GPS: 42º 59’ 55.95” N, 80º 17’ 50.32” W Join us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/Whistling.Gardens TWITTER:http://twitter.com/#!/WhistlingG Located in Norfolk County “Ontario’s Garden”