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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 12 Attractions in Burlington
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is a nice place to visit, we took alot of picture,. the flowers are beautiful. I loved the drive down by the lake, we saw some nice birds it was well worth it. Its only about 10.00 to get in. They have a few different gardens, you can get through them quiet quickly if you want to.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love the RBG; what a treasure we have in Burlington; the gardens are fab , cafe food is wonderful ; hamburgers are so big and good value

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Burlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Botanical Gardens has many different gardens to choose from. The Rock Garden, The Rose Garden, Lilac Garden just to name a few. Staff are fantastic and ready and willing to give you tips to improve your own gardens at home. We have been a member for over 10 years and love to go to the events that they have... More

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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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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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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