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Royal Botanical Gardens

Address: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario L7T 1J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-527-1158
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Burlington
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.

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Ancaster, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have been visiting the RBG for the last three Xmas seasons with our grand sons to experience their train exhibit. This years was by far the best. The lay out was the same but the way things were laid out allowed the boys to easily view all of the different train sets that were set up this year. The... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Visited the Gardens just before Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed walking round the trails through the floodplain. Best thing was feexing the Black Capped Chicadees who feasted off the seeds, sunflower seeds are the ones they love, from your open hand. They have obviously got this tourist thing sussed. We even had a woodpecker get in on the act! Lunch in... More 

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Burlington, On
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12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our family tries to make time to visit the RBG at least once a season. Obviously there is lots to see outside during warmer weather but they also have some interesting displays indoors during the winter. We have taken our kids to see their Christmas exhibits the last couple of years (outdoor tour + indoor visit to Santa and model... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm not much of a flower or plant person, but being someone who lives in Burlington, it only makes sense to go and see what the hype about the Botanical Gardens is all about. I really really do not regret making that move to go see it. In fact, I was so impressed, I visited twice! and recommended and brought... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place to go with kids. Not for thrill seekers but take a hike through one of the many gardens or on the trails or stroll around inside the building to see the koi pond (big hit with little ones), or whatever exhibition they have going on. Length of visit will depend on what you get up to on your... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

My family has been going to (and buying annual passes) to the RBG since before I can even remember. My earliest, and some of the best, memories are of exploring the gardens with my family, while discovering the beauty of nature. I couldn't recommend the RBG any more - it's heaven! :)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The gardens have a huge variety of species, but can be a little disappointing depending on the seasons you choose to visit it. I was there in summer and there wasn't much to see... I'm not a biologist or anything close to that, so I got a little frustrated when I didn't see many colors in the gardens...

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Toronto
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402 reviews 402 reviews
64 attraction reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A must see and do and you must visit their Tea Room. This place has great activities all year round. Check out their website and visit.

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Frankly one of the best gardens in the world. Takes 2 days to see all the various gardens since they are not all in one place like some others. Equal to Los Angeles Arboreteum,and London's Kew, superior to Butchart Garden. Superb variety, the rose garden would be the favourite of most traditional gardeners, as well as the spring garden. For... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Cherry Hill Gate Trails http://www.rbg.ca/ What an amazing day. The paths are very well maintained and traveled. There is nothing like having the birds eat right from your hands. A wonderful place for all to enjoy the best of Canadian nature and get up close and personal. Its always an adventure to discover the animals in this area; finch, woodpeckers,... More 

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