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Address: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario L7T 1J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-527-1158
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Description: Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a...
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.
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Family friendly, affordable, photographers' paradise

This was my first visit to the RBG in over 30 years and the first time seeing the Centre. I came for the annual RBG Orchid Society Show. The show was excellent with numerous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited RBG with our grandchildren for the frog display.it was excellent, the kids loved it We are members at RBG, it has so many things going on all year, my 2 grand daughters will be going to a nature camp this summer in July, last year I took my 3 yr old granddaughter to gardening classes, she loved Great... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a good sized botanical gardens. The grounds were well maintained. They have a great gift shop.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The building itself is quite stunning yet we were disappointed that the actual gardens took up maybe a third of the building. The garden is very pleasant and to make it even more enjoyable especially for little ones there are running train sets throughout it. Very big gift shop with lot's to pick and choose from. A lovely outdoor playground... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Took the fiance for surprise on Valentine's. They had a pretty nice little service with a live band and a lot of food. I think we were the youngest couple there but it was still a good time. We might come Check it out in the summer to see the rest of the grounds.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The spring weather was well below normal but the atmosphere inside the Royal Botanical Gardens was warm and enjoyable. The frog exhibition was well done with frog information to meet the interest from the very young children pushing buttons to hear the frogs chirping or whatever frogs do, to older folks like us marvelling at the exotic creatures. I learned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A really great place for a summer day visit. Lots of gardens and inside options depending on weather, also educational for kids.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Probably the most beautifully landscaped gardens in Ontario. This place is so tranquil and stunning. I take my kids there every week. There are always organized activities happening such as jazz nights in the summer, jazz brunches in winter, santa and raindeers... The RBG offers the best summer camps for children and lots of interesting programming throughout the year. Everyone... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was my first visit to the RBG in over 30 years and the first time seeing the Centre. I came for the annual RBG Orchid Society Show. The show was excellent with numerous displays and vendors, although, for the size and integrity of this orchid society, it was a small show. (I'm told that in the past it was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The RBG is an excellent spot to escape to for a relaxing stroll through multiple types of gardens. Flowers are only one type of flora available to explore. There is a garden of healing herbs. There are water plants on display. There is a Mediterranean garden inside to explore (regardless of weather). There are also long and longer nature walks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went to meet friends and go for a walk. Turned into a fun adventure with a ton of stuff to see. Very nicely kept grounds. Yearly family pass worth it if you live locally.

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