North Grenville Gardens and Farm Gates

North Grenville is a community where rural meets urban; the best of both worlds. This year, North Grenville has declared 2022 the Year of the Garden. Our master farmers & gardeners create beautiful garden attractions for you to explore and enjoy.

ROTARY PARK
Corner of Clothier St & Prescott St

Spend some quiet time overlooking Kemptville Creek in Old Town Kemptville. You’ll recognize the beautiful gardens in Rotary Park by its the clock tower, flower beds and beautiful hanging baskets maintained by the Kemptville Horticultural Society.

It offers benches, gardens, a public dock and now the giant Adirondack chair, sponsored by the Old Town Kemptville BIA.  The urban hub of North Grenville, Kemptville is an eclectic mix of small town charm and big city convenience, with plenty of natural beauty and heritage architecture to admire. 

Be sure to visit in early November when volunteers cloak the clocktower in hand knitted poppies to honour our fallen for Remembrance Day

Benches, clocktower, gardens, public dock, giant Adirondack chair, in Old Town Kemptville

RIDEAU WOODLAND RAMBLE 
7210 Burritts Rapids Rd, North Grenville

This 7-acre destination is nationally known by gardeners, horticulturalists and designers as one of Canada's Top Garden displays and retail garden centre. The grounds & rambling trails immerse you in rare and special plantings. Don't miss the dramatic pond full of koi and the Pavilion Art Gallery featuring the Garden and Wildlife Art of Dave Dunn.

Located in a woodland setting, the gardens comprise collections of conifers, Japanese Maples, grasses and Hostas, as well as a wide range of unusual trees, shrubs and perennials. Garden rooms and rambling trails immerse you in garden settings that showcase Magnolia and Rhododendrons in spring and give way to a thoughtfully planted succession of blooms.

BURRITTS RAPIDS BUTTERFLY GARDEN
Burritts Ave & Grenville St

Burritts Rapids has beautiful gardens from the lock station to the village. First, check out the gardens at the Burritts Rapids Lock Station. We are lucky to have Parks Canada lock staff with green thumbs!. Then walk along the Tip to Tip Trail from the lock station and into the village. Just before the swing bridge, you'll find the community butterfly garden on the riverbank. Take a seat on the bench for a view of the butterflies and flowers with the water behind. 

KEMPTVILLE CAMPUS GREENHOUSES
75 Campus Dr. 

Open to the public November through May and lead by master gardener, Claude Smith, you can tour this facility, feel the warmth of the greenhouse and learn about the plants. Make sure not to miss the impressive cacti collection and the hydroponic system research project.  Because they offer plant sitting during the winter, the greenhouse is abundant with beautiful plants & flowers of all types, shapes, and sizes. Watch for plant sales throughout the year and gardening workshops.

INTERNATIONAL PLOWING MATCH
Kemptville Campus/Various locations across NG

The Beautification Committee of the 2022 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is preparing to welcome tens of thousands to Kemptville and Greater North Grenville. A big part of the preparations are the flowers! Watch for Marigolds and Sunflowers decorating the community in celebration of the IPM. It's happening Tuesday, Sept. 20 to Saturday, Sept. 24 on the Kemptville Campus!

KEMPTVILLE FARMERS' MARKET
200 Sanders Street, Sundays 12-4 p.m. May-Oct

No gardener can do it all, so come on down to Kemptville Farmer’s Market and let us help you fill your home with locally grown groceries and products.

The Kemptville Farmer’s Market is a producer’s market that offers a wide array of locally farmed goods. This includes: Locally farmed meat product, luxurious Shetland and hand dyed wools from locally raised sheep, bountiful fresh fruits and vegetables from a number of local farms, fresh, local flowers and edible arrangements, locally tapped maple products, fresh honey and so much more. 

MY LOCAL MARKETS
75 Campus Dr.

Monthly Outdoor Night Markets on Kemptville Campus. Spend some time shopping at My Local Market monthly events where you'll find live music, local artisans, local produce, hand crafted products and more on the beautiful grounds of the Kemptville Campus. 

WILDLING ACRES
780 County Rd 44 Kemptville

Tucked away in the fields of Kemptville Ontario, this family flower farm organically grows both specialty cut and wildflower blooms. They grow and hand-tie seasonal, sustainable, and affordable flowers to help you share the love. Look for them and their hand-tied bouquets at the Kemptville Farmer’s Market, visit their roadside stand, order online for specialty and subscription bouquets or check in with them mid season to book an on farm experience and go enjoy their on-site flower U-Pick.

COUNTRY CRITTERS GARDEN CENTRE
1058 CR 44, Oxford Station

Country Critters Garden Centre - Although Saunders Country Critters is best known for its zoo, in early season, you’ll also find an expansive garden center with over 1000 varieties of plants.

THE GIVING GARDEN
Ferguson Forest, next to 2895 Hwy 43, off Anniversary Way

The Giving Garden is a space for you. Anyone may come, anytime, to plant, to nurture, to harvest-and with the harvest, to give. Located on Highway 43 
adjacent to the Ferguson Forest Centre - across from the Creekside Centre. Pop across the street for a famous Dairy Barn Rainbow cone or lunch at Nakhon Thai or the Kemptville Family Restaurant.

TOWNLINE ROAD FARM GATES

If you’re traveling Townline south of Kemptville, watch for Lavender Fields, Sunflower Fields, and a Pumpkin Patch. Stop in at the farmgate stores in these locations. 

Visitor Information

  • 613-258-9569 ext. 128

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    Municipality of North Grenville

    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
    Kemptville, ON
    K0G 1J0

     

Visitor Guide 2022

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Upcoming Events

Kemptville Cruise Nights hosted by the Highway 43 Car Club
May 20, 2022 |  6:00 PM
Bishops Mills Community Day
May 21, 2022 |  8:00 AM
Kemptville Buskerfest
May 21, 2022 |  9:00 AM
NGAG Spring Art Show
May 21, 2022 |  10:30 AM