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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Waking Wedding pictures.

We went to the Botanical gardens for my son's wedding. The weather was perfect, the gardens were in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Loretta P
Paradise in the middle of the city

I am a member of the RBG. It is one of my favourite places to visit close to home. I just visited... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alison B
Burlington, Canada
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the Botanical gardens for my son's wedding. The weather was perfect, the gardens were in full bloom and the greenery was perfect for pictures. The only downfault is the price, a little pricy for the amount of time you actually spend there...More

Thank Loretta P
Reviewed yesterday

I am a member of the RBG. It is one of my favourite places to visit close to home. I just visited the Laking Garden (where the peonies were at their peak) and the Rock Gardens in mid-June. Although I loved the old Rock Gardens,...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are tons of areas to explore in the RBG system, the best part about RBG is feeding the birds and chipmunks which are extremely calm around humans and frequently make appearances. If you bring seeds, nuts, bread, etc you can feed the wildlife and...More

Thank Fueledbybacon
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Laking Garden is the smallest of the RBG main sites. But if you are visiting in June, it is not to be missed. There is a spectacular display of irises--one of the largest anywhere--as well as a smaller display of multicoloured peonies. The combined...More

Thank ugh-lomi
Reviewed 2 days ago

The RBG is easy to access from Hwy 403. You can just enjoy the fabulous gardens or you can get an indepth education of plants, shrubs, and trees. We did the Rock Garden, where the wonderful layout simply sinks you further into the depths of...More

Thank two4theroad10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The flowers are not all out yet but it was pretty nice for being early in the season. It would be much nicer in fall season when everything is in bloom

Thank georgewdear
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent a couple of spare hours enjoying the Mediterranean garden and Lake garden. It makes you want to run home and garden! Well worth the price, $50 for two adults/2 students.

Thank JoAnne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending a day out visiting the 5 different parks at the Royal Botanical Gardens was a fantastic eye feasting event

1  Thank celine_dsouza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second visit to the RBG. I didn't realize how big this you could easily spend an entire afternoon or day wandering around the gardens. Next year I'm going when the lilacs are still in bloom I was a week too late this year and...More

Thank JeniaToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my daughter (22) today and we found it very under whelming. The gardens are full of weeds, which I found very frustrating. The gardens planted with annuals arent so bad. Are they in need of funding? If I were a donor I...More

2  Thank Tucker785
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Kathryn H
If only coming for part of a day, any suggestions which garden is a must see?
August 17, 2016|
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Response from ugh-lomi | Reviewed this property |
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
How far it is from Waterfront Trail? Thanks.
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Guy G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the long delay, I hope you have found what you are looking for, if not please let me know
Is it possible to bring food and have a picnic in the gardens?
April 25, 2016|
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Response from scarlettwray | Reviewed this property |
not far to bike trail ; see online path and put in RBG address, really not far off trail