Monday, September 10, 2018

Ornamental Garden

Picking up where we left off yesterday, this is another vantage point of the Horse And Cattle Barn, part of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

East of the museum area, the Experimental Farm features an ornamental garden with numerous flowerbeds.


  1. What a lovely park William. I really love the purple gates and trellis too. (I’m sorry to see you have a spammer commenting above. I hate those trolls.)

  2. A beautiful spacious garden! Very nice trellis!

  3. So bucolic.

    That roof looks like it could use some solar panels.


  4. I would not want to have to weed those beds!

  5. Hello, what a lovely place for a walk. Beautiful garden and flowers. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  6. Gardens this time of year are as beautiful as spring. Neat pictures

  7. @Sallie: it's quite a place. Every once in awhile a spammer like that gets through, but I've removed all of her, his, or its comments.

    @Siddhartha: I certainly think so.

    @Nancy: I agree!

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Janis: I think one of the barns does use some solar panels. It might well be that one, but on the other side, or perhaps angled in a way that they're not obvious from this perspective, on the less steep elements than the main roof.

    @Marie: it would be a lot of work.

    @Jan: I do as well.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Maywyn: thanks!

  8. ...gardens are a ever changing gift of nature.

  9. Lovely gardens which received a lot of heat and sun this summer!

  10. Surprising Harper never cut the Experimental far. The farm is a great example for farmers and provides research on many aspects of farming.

  11. So many pretty things to photograph!

  12. @Tom: and this one is beautifully taken care of.

    @RedPat: they had no shortage of sunlight.

    @Red: I'm sure he'd have loved to, with his dislike of science, research, and evidence, not to mention Ottawa as a whole.

    @Sharon: it appeals to me too.

    @Lady Fi: it certainly is.

    @Lois: I'm surprised I didn't feature it up until now.

  13. Beautifully shown William. I can see that the museum and grounds are incredibly well looked after ✨

  14. A place to BREATHE! Hope your leg feels better, dear!

  15. The garden is gorgeous, I would love to walk around there. So many things to photograph. Nice photos, William!

  16. that's a beautiful garden, but as someone mentioned - must be a lot of work. and they did a great job taking care of it.

  17. @Grace: definitely.

    @Cloudia: it's the left arm that's the real problem, though I have noticed the bruise on the right leg seems darker now than it did this morning.

    @Marleen: it certainly is.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Klara: I imagine they've got a whole crew. When I was here there were people working in a couple of the flowerbeds.

  18. gorgeous blooms. so spring how u always cheer us up with the right season, when we are in a fallish season. u take care of your leg ...sorry that happened. u keep us posted. <3

  19. Lovely gardens though it's no surprise with such a great museum.

  20. So many features are recorded by you in what must be a relatively small area - it is terrific effort. Very summer like and rural and could just as well be miles away from a big city. Apart from rustic sheep shearing sheads -which I like - farms around here are generally much more haphazard without 'establishment-like' structures they don't echo European or any other styles although a few seek to look like the 'old country'.

  21. Love all the creative 'arbors' and delightful photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  22. This is so pretty. I love gardens as we wind down the season yet still see some blooms.

  23. I could use to lose myself in a garden right now.

  24. Looks such a beautiful garden and flowers, many thanks for your photographs here William.

    All the best Jan

  25. @Beth: my leg's managed to recover, along with the rest of me. Just a bit of bruising left.

    @MB: It's quite a place to wander.

    @Kay: it's all well seen to.

    @Julia: some farms here can be like that.

    @Gattina: it certainly is.

    @Carol: I do too.

    @Norma: so do I.

    @Jeanie: gardens look lovely, until the first frost.

    @Revrunner: this one's a good one for that.

    @Jan: you're welcome.