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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 45 things to do 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

RBG is a beautiful, peaceful place with the faint scent of flowers everywhere. In Summer there are trails and gardens and musical presentations. There's a lovely and inexpensive dining room, with wine available for those who wish. There are washrooms, coat room, art exhibits, beautiful hand made jewellery and crafts, a book store, and recently, a frog exhibit of frogs... More 

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Burlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you enjoy flowers and plants that is the place to visit! I visited with my granddaughter and it was a special afternoon. I would recommend it to families with children or people looking for some peace and tranquility and beauty.

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are in Niagara Falls area in summer, then Hamilton's Royal Botanical Garden (RBG) is worth a visit. Not only are the various gardens and plants worth seeing ( like roses, lilly etc ) but there are nature trails worth exploring. The Japanese Garden is truly worth seeing. There is even a restaurant within the RBG. In short, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The RBG is a wonderful place for families and people interested in the plant world or the environment. The head office hosts amazing displays throughout the year and has all sorts of things to see including my favourite...the indoor greenhouse called the Mediterranean Gardens. There you can feel like it's summer any time of the year. The child's outdoor playground... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I enjoy going here occasionally to just relax and wander, taking in the sights, smells of the gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

love their restaurant, enjoy the rest. It is huge if you like to hike or just stroll. There is a fee for some stuff, not for others

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have been RBC members for many years. It was one of the first things we did when moving to Burlington. It is a treasure within the Hamilton / Burlington area. Whether it is a walk in the spring to see the nesting bald eagles (yes really) or cross-country skiiing, or the halloween pumpkin walk there are always things to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had not been to the RBG for 30 plus years and wound up going twice in the same month. First was for a company function that was well presented with good food and service. The second time was for one of their first night walks they were attempting to start as an additional thing to do and attend at... More 

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Langley, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited the frog display at the RBG on a cold and snowy day. It was a great way to spend a few hours. The kids enjoyed story time, but we just missed their visit the animals feature. I would recommend calling ahead to find out when the programs are, and plan accordingly, since the visit won't take all day.

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