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Address: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario L7T 1J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-527-1158
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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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Lots of fun at the Reptile Rendezvous

The reptile rendezvous at the RBG was a really fun exhibit to visit at the gardens while the outdoor gardens are less accessible in the winter months. The exhibit was interactive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Alison_EDB
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Pickering, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a member here a few years ago but their practises pissed me off so much I let my membership lapse. A few years ago, thet insisted that you wear plastic wrist bands...what a waste plus not very environmental as you throw them away after you leave the gardens. We complained to head office but went on deaf ears.... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reptile rendezvous at the RBG was a really fun exhibit to visit at the gardens while the outdoor gardens are less accessible in the winter months. The exhibit was interactive and informative and housed a lot of diverse species. The Mediterranean garden was beautiful and relaxing as well, and there were some great deals in the gift shop! I... More 

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Mount Hope, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited twice in the last year, once on a rainy day with my child and once in the summer for a wedding. The interior is lovely and informative, and they often have events happening which are good for children and families. The Cherry Hill grounds are gorgeous, well maintained, and nice for even just a walk through.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is so much to see and do! There are shows every 30 minutes including meeting the zoo keepers, meeting the animals, story time and more. We went into the greenhouse gorgeous quiet time where we watched the fish swim for almost an hour. Very peaceful.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It doesn't matter what time of year you go, or to which garden you visit, it's just a wonder to see such a lovely area open to the public.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful park. Was there for the IRIS festival...amazing array of colors and variety.... wish the food better...

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Flamborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go multiple times a year. Great hiking trails, beautiful gardens, food close by. We have been to many exhibits throughout the years. Dinosaurs, trains, and now the reptile exhibit. We are so excited to go. Bring the kids; and the dog if you are going on the trail.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat for the eyes and nose! Bring your camera. Absolutely spectacular! No wonder so many couples have their wedding photos done here. A very nice walk as well.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to visit the Botanical Gardens at any time of the year, I enjoy taking visitors there for viewing and lunching in their great glass top roof restaurant. I have visited jazz events, outside, where drinks and food are available, there are musical concerts inside. A great place when it is cold and snow outside to visit is the... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The RBG is one of my most fav places to spend an afternoon. From the lovely flower gardens to the serene hiking trails, it's a forest oasis within a city like nothing I've ever seen before. I love to bring a picnic or get tea at one of the facilities. Be sure to bring your camera bc you're sure to... More 

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