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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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The Rock Gardens - an old favorite with a new face

For the record, I grew up near Hamilton and visited the RBG Rock Gardens every summer. I was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steven B
Westtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Rock Garden

Always something of interest to see on the trails and as it was our first visit to the "new" rock... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pam G
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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680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Reviewed yesterday

For the record, I grew up near Hamilton and visited the RBG Rock Gardens every summer. I was very young and enjoyed running among numerous paths and steps that flanked and overlooked beautiful floral and water displays situated at the bottom of the rock garden....More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always something of interest to see on the trails and as it was our first visit to the "new" rock garden " we really enjoyed showing it to our 10 year old granddaughter.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enter the cherry hill gate and walk down to the boardwalk feed the wildlife as you go beautiful walk round the marsh

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 1 week ago

There’s too much to describe. The flower gardens are indescribable. The rose gardens at Hendrie, the water lilies amd colourful displays at the rock garden. The formal setting of Lakimg garden. And Cootes Paradise. The lilac dell in the spring. Seeing Deer and chipmunks on...More

Thank n0td0t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great escape, Beautiful walking trails, family friendly, pet friendly. Knowledgable staff and very helpful .

Thank stephu45
Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyable day with my two sisters Had not been in years, Had my wedding pictures taken there 52 years ago what a difference. It was free then

Thank epowell2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love visiting RBG with our children, there are often events that help make each visit special and events like the Enchanted Gardens and Christmas themed events that our family look forward to attending every year as we are members. The membership is a great...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 5 year old granddaughter for a nice day out to the gardens. We had a beautiful walk around the facility and she loved it. We then went to the indoor gardens. It's small and will only take you 30 minutes but the...More

Thank akank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great experience after they had a total revamp of the gardens. Many rare trees and flowers which were pointed out to me. Worth the visit. Ask for Mary L if you want the best tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently took to the beautiful trails at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Spent a wonderful morning walking the trails, totally loved all the beautiful birds, was sorry that I had not thought to bring bird food. Easy going, so peaceful!

Thank LizCraig1952
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Response from oulo | Reviewed this property |
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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
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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