Built circa 1832, Burritt Farm was erected on land granted to Daniel Burritt the Younger on May 17, 1802.
“[The house is an] excellent example of stone cottages that were built in the Rideau Canal corridor following the completion of the Rideau Canal.”
This neoclassical home, with its roots in the early architecture of Greece and Rome, stands graciously on the banks of the Rideau River. It’s gardens have been a labor of love over the span of more than 50 years. Knee-high burdock and five trees (three still remaining) was the challenge that awaited the homeowners. The garden “evolved” into the beautifully serene and bucolic splendor which will greet ticket holders. Stroll through the formal cutting garden, peaceful riverbank and then follow the graceful curves of the colorful perennial borders.
“This property remains one of the most outstanding, both architecturally and historically, in Rideau Township.”