The paths through the gardens are mostly along flat ground, including in wooded areas.
Rideau Woodland Ramble (RWR), co-owned by Dave Dunn and Rob Caron, is a major attraction for passionate gardeners, collectors and landscape contractors and has been named the 2015 Canadian Destination Garden Centre of the Year by the Canadian Gardening Council.
The gardens at Rideau Woodland Ramble are the result of more than 25 years of evolution, experimentation and discovery. They contain collections of rare plant material for the Ottawa area and fall into six main display zones, almost all in some context of shade and woodland.
In addition to the gardens, the Pavilion Gallery features the garden and wildlife art of Dave Dunn.
Please note: Dave Dunn will be giving a related lecture as part of Jane's Walk at the Burritt's Rapids Community Hall on Sunday, May 3 at 10:30 am. For more information on walks and activities in Burritt's Rapids for Jane's Walk Ottawa, please visit the blog: www.habicurious.com/jane.
This is a self-guided tour of the gardens and garden centre. RWR is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Rob and Dave will be available to answer plant and design questions. Expect to spend at least an hour exploring the gardens.
The Rideau Woodland Ramble is located south of Burritt's Rapids along Burritt's Rapids Rd, which is also County Rd 23. From the village, take Grenville St south over the bridge and turn left on Burritt's Rapids Rd. You will pass River Rd (bear right). Continue on County Rd. 23 and you will find the Rideau Woodland Ramble on the west side just past Hoskins Rd. There are directions from Merrickville and 416 on the Rideau Woodland Ramble website.
Please note: there is no bank machine or other services in the village.
Rob and Dave are co-owners of Rideau Woodland Ramble (RWR). Find out more at www.rideauwoodlandramble.com