Maplelawn Garden is one of the Capital Region’s most unique gardens because it is a rare example of a well-preserved 19th century walled garden, very few of which have survived.
Located along Richmond Road, Maplelawn has been under the stewardship of the National Capital Commission (NCC) since the 1950s.
In 1989, Maplelawn was designated a national historic site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. In 1993, a group of volunteers came together as the Friends of Maplelawn Garden with the objective of preserving and rehabilitating the walled garden. In so doing, they discovered a large variety of perennials still thriving within its walls, such as the old peonies for which the garden was once famous.
The Friends of Maplelawn Garden have worked with the NCC on several initiatives to restore the garden into a historically-inspired version of how it looked over the years from when it was first built in the 1830s and then renewed in the 1930s
For more information you can contact the Friends of Maplelawn at www.maplelawn.ca.
If you are interested in volunteering at Maplelawn Garden, contact the NCC at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/volunteer.
Pedestrian entrance to Maplelawn Garden is located at 529 Richmond Road in Ottawa's West End.
The Garden is open for quiet enjoyment from dawn to dusk during the growing season (April to October).
|Washrooms||There are no public washrooms at this site.|
|Parking||Monday to Friday, there is 2 hour on-street parking alongside the garden at 529 Richmond Road, except between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday, there is 2 hour on-street parking alongside the garden all day.|