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Address: 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-527-1158
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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nice hikes

This is a great spot to hike. the renovated rock garden is worth a visit. Oct is not the best time for flowers but this whole place is nice anytime

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great spot to hike. the renovated rock garden is worth a visit. Oct is not the best time for flowers but this whole place is nice anytime

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mid October so things are very quiet however we had a fabulous stop at the restaurant. Wonderful food and service and decent coffee. A lovely place for brunch or lunch.

Thank Dave C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visit every summer. It's a great place for a stroll in flower gardens or through the woods (I usually prefer the Bruce Trail for that though). They have excellent musicians performing throughout the summer.

Thank mikelE4306HM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to explore with young children Beautiful rose garden and tea house Nice area for kids to play. All the the plants were very well described with information from the regions. All in all it was a great time

Thank Gino F
Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to stroll among lovely shrubs and trees. Pick a day that is not too hot or too cold and wear comfortable shoes. We took a picnic lunch with us and enjoyed it sitting on a bench overlooking flower gardens. Bring your camera as you will want to take a few pics. Allow yourself at least half a... More 

Thank Sharon M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are several gardens dispersed over a few kilometres. They all have their unique charm. We also went to a wedding at the main centre, which was very nice.

Thank IR8U
Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful natural path with boardwalks. Made for a delightful slow paced hour long stroll through the park. Lots of small birds, ducks, squirrels and fish. Beautifully maintained and easy trails. I would highly recommend. We parked at the botanical gardens entrance and walked down the the park area (it was all free).

Thank ShleeGreen
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Diverse, massive, continually evolving, and spectacularly beautiful. This is one of the top places to visit in Canada.

Thank James A
Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a privilege to visit these expansive gardens. We only touched the surface. We paid the seniors $13.00 at the RBG Centre and walked through to Hendrie Park. The gardens are lovingly tended and a stunning picture. It's easy walking, excellent design and layout with many beautiful blooms. The medicinal garden, with different plant species, makes interesting viewing.The tea house,... More 

Thank Talknsmile
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my son to see the RBG yesterday and what a treat! We enjoyed all of the garden areas but my favorite was the Rock Garden! The staff was great throughout and very friendly. The Tea House in Hendrie Park had a very nice, caring lady who took great care of us! The cafe for lunch at the RBG... More 

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