The NCC wanted to preserve the entire Central Experimental Farm.
"The PFCC (Plan for Canada's Capital) contains broad, high-level policies that place the CEF within the context of other federal lands in the National Capital Region:
- identifying the lands east of Prince of Wales as Capital Urban Green Space
- the Rideau Canal and nearby CEF shore lands as Waterway and Shore Land
- the Agriculture Museum Lands as National Cultural Institutional
- the research fields as Rural Lands, and
- the lands near Carling as Federal Node.
- Prince of Wales Drive north of the traffic circle and the NCC Driveway are designated Capital Parkway, connecting with Queen Elizabeth Drive on the east and Island Park Drive on the northwest.
- The PFCC designates Prince of Wales Drive south of the traffic circle as Scenic Entry, matching the designation in the City of Ottawa Official Plan. Due to the connectivity of Prince of Wales Drive with the NCR federal capital Parkway system, and the potential of this roadway to sever historic and contemporary landscape and land use patterns within the National Historic Site, the CEF National Historic Management Plan establishes guidelines for Prince of Wales Drive as an urban parkway within the CEF boundaries."
|A fairly recent image. The Arboretum, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Ornamental Flower Garden, the Red Barn and trees are involved in the botanical garden project. The Arboretum Woods are a legally protected landscape.|