The Bruce Botanical Food Gardens is located at 62 Park Street in the village of Ripley in the Township of Huron-Kinloss, County of Bruce. We are at the south end of town opposite the soccer fields and adjacent to two walking trails.
Generally, we are open from June to October between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Weather impacts our operations significantly and we may have to close early if conditions are too wet or dangerously hot. We are mainly staffed by volunteers and ask for your understanding if scheduling issues affect our ability to have someone knowledgeable always available.
Self-guided tour brochures are available at the Gate House; guided tours are available by appointment. We welcome you to explore the Gardens, ask questions and take home any fruits or vegetables that are ready for picking and all we ask is a donation according to your ability to pay. Check social media and the sign at the Gate House to know what is in season.
No pets please. Because of the food-based nature of our garden, for health reasons we would like to thank you in advance for not bringing your pets to the garden. A dog walk area is available across the street which links to the Apple Rail Trail or you can walk them along the Lewis Trail, adjacent to the Gardens, that leads to the historic Lewis Cemetery where you both will enjoy the quiet peacefulness.