The Oak Hills Farm Prairie was planted on May 18th 2008, as a recreation of the Tallgrass Prairie which used to exist along the shores of Rice Lake. It is situated on 2.7 acres of gently rolling hills, with spectacular views over Rice Lake, between Port Hope and Peterborough.
The Oak Hills Farm Arboretum encircles the prairie. It was established in 2007/8 to demonstrate the range of native trees and shrubs which can be grown in Southern Ontario. All the trees and shrubs in the arboretum grow wild in Southern Ontario, although some are Carolinian species which normally only grow in the extreme south-west of the province. At present many of the trees are only 2 – 3 feet tall but they are very healthy and growing rapidly. Continue reading →
Some drone images of Oak Hills Farm taken during the winter of 2016/17. … Continue reading →
I was up early on Sunday October 18th and caught the morning light on the fall colours during one of the first fall frosts on the foliage at Oak Hills Farm. … Continue reading →
In early July the lupines are fading, the beardtongue is past its best, and the lance-leaved coreopsis has just peaked. Coming along to replace them are New Jersey Tea, Black-eyed Susan, Pearly Everlasting, and roses such as Climbing Prairie Rose, … Continue reading →
I am fortunate enough to own 101 acres of rural property, about 75 minutes east of Toronto. I like to show people what is happening there. A farmer grows crops, a fox and a porcupine live in the woods, and … Continue reading →
If you were looking for a few acres to build a cottage on, and found a beautiful 101 acre property, what would you do with the extra land? That was the issue we faced in 2005. We bought the property … Continue reading →