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Royal Botanical Gardens

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Address: 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
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+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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Amazing place!

I am a member at RBG and I find it has lots to offer every age group. Plenty of interesting exhibits for adults and children. Many classes to choose from also. It also has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon M
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a member at RBG and I find it has lots to offer every age group. Plenty of interesting exhibits for adults and children. Many classes to choose from also. It also has a great little bistro to meet a friend for lunch.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited the Freeze Exhibition it was about Mamots lived millions years ago . And also the flowers in other part of Garden are so beautiful and you can smell the scent of beautiful flowers from daffodils to tulips and etc.

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Thank anaseri2016
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always full of colour and beauty! Several times a year to visit with festival specials. Displays and exhibits are well organized, highlighting the beautiful surroundings of the gardens, nature and peace. Come out and explore all this wonderful place offers.

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Thank 1missmew
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning foliage and blooms. Kids were super bored. Not much entertainment for them. My husband was also not entertained. You have to really love flowers and trees or don't bother. Could really use a renovation. This place has been exactly the same for decades.

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Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a trial run here last summer and was just blown away by the beauty. The crew of workers have created a unique array of color and little areas of perfection. Bravo! I highly recommend.

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Thank Neil W
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a beautiful spot to visit with different exhibits at different times of the year Should go online to look for events before picking a time to go. Otherwise there are beautiful paths and gardens to walk through during nice weather.

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is always something interesting and different for children (and adults) to enjoy at every season from a Christmas train to Santa's village to snake and amphibians shows.

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Royal Botanical gardens are great all year round . In the summer the gardens are in bloom with different gardens featuring certain flowers. There are walking trails where you can feed the small birds from your hands( the kids love this) There is also a summer concert series featuring jazz and blues on one night a week and country... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time we had managed to visit RBG during the Orchid Show - highly recommended... great for macro photography, stunning flowers.

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Thank Duncan P
Cambridge, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids (2&5yrs old) and bought a membership. I believe it came to around $120. It's not overly large but provided tons of fun for the kids. There was a puppet show early in the morning, we then went to visit the exhibit, visited gift shop and then watched a science show. By the time the science show... More 

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