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Royal Botanical Gardens

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Address: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario L7T 1J1, 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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Beautiful gardens!!!!!

A very beautiful series of landscapes, flower gardens, rockeries and walkways. Some nice wooded trails and waterfront views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
James D
Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very beautiful series of landscapes, flower gardens, rockeries and walkways. Some nice wooded trails and waterfront views.

Thank James D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Royal Botanical Gardens are still impressive and worth a visit despite the drought. The Mediterranean and Rock gardens were both favorites with our family.

Thank Lizzie A
Burlington, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently visited the Rock Garden and the Hendrie Park gardens with out of town family visitors, and had a wonderful time. This is definitely a local treasure for our area. The gardens were in excellent condition, even though we have had very little rain in our neck of the woods. We would highly recommend a visit, and we will... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a multimillion dollar reno the RBG has reopened its rock garden. We were here on Mother's Day when it had just been opened and enjoyed a tour and lunch in the Garden Cafe, and again about 6 weeks later. The RBG is separated into several different land parcels so takes a bit of navigating to get around, but check... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love anything nature and this garden had been on my target list for summer places to visit for a while. We went in on a saturday and it was just perfect ! not crowded at all , reasonable entry fee and what an experience . 1. Mediterranean Garden : this is right next to the visitor center and it... More 

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Queenston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our landscape designer friend from The Netherlands to these gardens and were hoping that we would not disappoint him. He is an international judge for the Community in Blooms program and had a few days off after judging several municipalities in the US and Canada before he had to continue judging in Ireland. Somebody had taken him earlier... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This in an all-inclusive day-walk of indoor and outdoor gardens and related educational and outdoor art experiences. Grounds and maintenance look to be top-notch quality. Staff are busy and helpful. Make sure to see the new Rock exhibit!

Thank Udovich
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took my kids here and we had an amazing day! Visit the new Rock Garden first . Gorgeous! My kids loved all the different paths, small waterfall, and the tulips! Then went to the main building for lunch which was absolutely delicious then to hendrie park. I believe there is still a lot to explore so we are thinking of... More 

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Oene, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited all gardens with family who worked there and toured us around. De rockgarden is very beautiful and has nice lookout points. The vegetable and herb garden is also nice and you might learn a bit how our daily food actually looks like as a whole plant.

Thank AHooyer
Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been bringing my young daughters to the RBG since they were babies and we've never run out of things to do. They have always enjoyed the educational activities over March break and the pumpkin trail is such a treat at Halloween. It's also nice just to explore the grounds. This place is a real gem!

Thank mrsgraph

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