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Royal Botanical Gardens

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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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Beautiful and fun

Such an awesome interesting place to visit with your family. Teaches a lot to kids about the surrounding environment, and much more about flowers and insects.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Such an awesome interesting place to visit with your family. Teaches a lot to kids about the surrounding environment, and much more about flowers and insects.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everyone needs to visit the Royal Botanical gardens in Burlington Ontario. Like the city it should rank number 1 in gardens. You will be over whelmed by the beauty and the fabulous aroma from the roses. Make a day of it and walk along the many pathways around the trees and many variety of flowers.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Attended a birthday party held at the Royal Botanical Gardens last Sunday. Was held at Auditorium B. The ambience was very nice and the room was beautifully laid out. The service was excellent and the food was pleasing to the eye and very tasty as well. Very pleasant and helpful staff from the security guard to the servers and cleaners... More 

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Burlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. My group enjoyed visiting in the lilac area and then having our lunch in the RBG cafe. After lunch we wandered along the woodland path and enjoyed seeing many of the windflowers and beautiful red trilliums.

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Lindsay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There are forested walking trails, interpretive centers for all ages, static displays and of course the gardens

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Art is very interesting to browse and buy. Whatever your fancy. It's a place you can hang out. Have your wedding or dance there. Large enough for anything. Why not take a run to the Gardens while you are there. Interesting plants and trees to see.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wonderfull place to visit, plants, wildlife and trails abound. Do not miss, lots of parking also a gift shop and plenty of food around.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

RBG is by far the best of nature trails, and its gardens are spectacular with perhaps the most interesting green house in Canada. The tea room in the summer months is delightful. See some of the features and of Burlington as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqxvPLdtRJ8

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is somewhere we spend a lot of time. We have a membership and the kids just love it here. So do we! We love the arboretum and is where we spend most of our time. There are numerous trails to hike and we can get right down to the water and see so many birds - with some binoculars,... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The gardens are always a relaxing place to visit, especially if you can manage to be there on a weekday (less crowded).

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Additional Information about Royal Botanical Gardens

Address: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario L7T 1J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-527-1158
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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