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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario L7T 1J1, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Burlington
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Type: Gardens
Owner description: Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a... more » Owner description: Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature. Royal Botanical Gardens is located at the western tip of Lake Ontario. Four distinct formal gardens are contained with 1100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. The ever changing seasons, blooms, and natural phenomenon make each visit a new experience. Explore and enjoy the many historical plant collections, the Mediterranean Greenhouse, 27 km of nature trails and special events such as art and music in the gardens, blooms festivals and more. « less
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Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Head over to RBG in springtime for the tulips. It's super pretty. A nice walk around the gardens is slow paced and perfect for photo ops. Don't go here if you have kids who are expecting wild fun and need to be entertained. It's a very low key, pleasant spot literally perfect for stopping and smelling the flowers. The cherry... More

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Superior, WI
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103 reviews 103 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a company event here, with about 150 of our clients in attendance. As a technology company, we were dependent on a good wifi system. Frankly, the network couldn't keep up with us, even though they tried to make things better throughout the day. The RBG is not really designed to have over 100 people using the wifi at... More

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Kingston, Canada
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49 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have lived in a nearby town and never seen the Gardens. When we arrived we were surprised at how large the property and is and what you can do there. We were very hungry so we headed for the tea house which was an ok place to have a tea and snack. We did visit late in the season.... More

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Windsor, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On the day we visited it was overcast,but it trundled out nicely. They are renovating the Rock Gardens... And that is one of my favourites. At the counter it turned out that teachers get in for free. :) thanks Always a nice, relaxing experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to a wedding under a white canopy in the gardens. A beautiful setting with all the flowers and lawns around. After the ceremony we had canapes and drinks in the atrium, followed by a delicious lunch for about 80 people. Good food and wine, excellent service, gorgeous setting. A wedding to remember.

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Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a wonderful place for a visit into the country without really leaving the city. The shrubs and flowers are beautifully maintained and the lawns well groomed. The ponds, lily pads, fish and other little creatures add to the welcoming serene atmosphere. However, it is big and one cannot do it justice in a few short hours. Such a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We attended a wedding here and had a little time to walk around and ogle the gardens....very pretty and well kept. Especially enjoyed the vegetable garden. Some quiet areas to sit and reflect plus a few things for the younger visitors, too. There are a lot of weddings there....bumper to bumper. It was a beautiful day although hog and humid.... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

something quaint and quiet. A relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy yourself and be comfortable.. The food is light and satisfying A good stop to make when viewing the gardens or just for somewhere different and out of the way to go. Moms love it!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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173 reviews 173 reviews
26 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

This is NOT in Hamilton. It's in Burlington. No matter where it is, it is a wonderful, HUGE 2,700 acre place. We spent three hours and saw just the area closest to the main buildings. Really interesting and very detailed and large medicinal garden, with great informational displays. Beautiful fountains, ponds, roses, perennials, vegetable garden was fascinating. A ton of... More

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

An amazing presentation of nature and art in one place. Every time I return to visit family I take an afternoon to enjoy the gardens and nature of this amazing space tucked around a booming city. The birds must be paid to sing everywhere in the landscape, adding another layer of meditation to the enchantment. I recommend the evening to... More

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