The Bruce Botanical Food Gardens is located 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.
The Gardens are open to the public Thursday to Sunday, with the early part of the week reserved for work on the Gardens. We are mainly staffed by volunteers and ask for your understanding if scheduling issues affect our ability to have someone knowledgeable always available. The BBFG is a young organization and our volunteer base is still evolving.
Self-guided tour brochures are available at the Gate House; guided tours are available by appointment Thursday to Sunday at a cost of $5.00 per person. 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 Facebook 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. Thank you for your understanding.