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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Royal Botanical Gardens

A great place to go if you are into photography. Beautiful gardens outside and very nicely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rossroberts
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Oakville, Canada
Just Beautiful!

I went with a few friends and aside from the gorgeous gardens, we had a good time finding a few... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rina K
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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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680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to go if you are into photography. Beautiful gardens outside and very nicely decorated inside for Christmas. A great place to walk and just relax. Went here several years ago with a camera club and really enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a few friends and aside from the gorgeous gardens, we had a good time finding a few nice trinkets in the gift shop. I would say, if you love nature and beautiful landscapes, you will enjoy it here. There is a variety...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Frog exhibit was amazing so interesting for all ages! I saw two yr olds to Seniors enjoying themselves. We went to the craft fair didn't buy anything but admired much! then we visited the indoor gardens. I especially enjoyed their spring show of flowers in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a member of the RBG for a few years now. I have taken my children and grandchildren several times to all areas. The look on a 3-year old's face when a chickadee or nuthatch lands on her hand to eat birdseed is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spend an hour or so learning about frogs and toads. Great display, informative. Interactive displays and a hunt for information. Wander at your leisure. If you have time stroll outside to the fairy garden or around a very short trail. Great way to enjoy and...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

RBG is always a lovely place to visit. The trails though the Hendrie Valley are full of birds and great photo opportunities. Chickadees and Nuthatches will land on your hand to get seeds, they can get very tame. Bring sunflower seeds, maybe some peanuts in...More

1  Thank RailBandit
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

What a lovely way to spend a few hours! It's quite big so wear confortable shoes. Its inside and out gardens are well kept. $15. Cafe and teahouse onsite. Would go again! Loved it. I specially liked the medicine garden with inserts about which plants...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

For our Christmas walk, we decides to go to RBG. The trails were great, it wasn't too crowded and it was beautiful. We fed birds and enjoyed the serenity of the trail.

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Came here at Christmas time to experience the light display. Not your usual Santa Claus type of display. Lights are muted in colour, and truly enhance the natural setting of the Rock Garden. Quite a unique and lovely display, would definitely go back again. Stopped...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Always great exhibits here. The grounds are spectacular in spring and summer. The frog exhibition is fascinating from massive bull frogs to poisonous frogs. A wonderful exploration of this magnificent Amphibian.

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Print the RBG Visitor Guide provided on the RBG's website. Park at the RBG Centre, visit Hendrie Park via the tunnel under Plains Drive. If you still have time, visit the new Rock Garden about 1.75 km west on Plains Rd/York... More
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