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 →