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Address: 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-527-1158
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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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Went for a walk along the water and spent time feeding chickadees and squirrels. They love peanuts and seeds and they will eat right out of your hand. Well worth the trip. This... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a walk along the water and spent time feeding chickadees and squirrels. They love peanuts and seeds and they will eat right out of your hand. Well worth the trip. This was just one of the many things to do at RBG.

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a chance to visit RBG again in the summer, specifically to check out the iris gardens. Although I had gone almost late in the season, there were still many beautiful plants that burst with all kinds of colours. I cannot believe how diverse the variety of irises is. I think I took hundreds of pictures of the irises... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love walking around taking pictures of all the different flowers also wheel chair accessible will be going back

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rock Garden is a beautiful tranquil space, just updated this year (2016) for accessibility and gardens.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must visit. The gardens are great, beautiful landscaping with ponds, stone gardens and many more. Great floral setups and beautiful from the beginning of spring to the end of fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Fantastic renovations. Great new floral, shrubbery and pond displays. Good for the entire family to see nature.

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I visited the gardens, which are in my own community one summer day with a visitor from Italy. Given that is was the summer, I expected glorious gardens but instead found the gardens quite haphazard and run down looking. The lilacs of course were done, but there was no seasonal colour and some of the bigger beds were empty as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Beautiful to visit especially mid-summer and they have great concerts in the park Monday and Tuesday evening under a large tent. The food could be improved on but otherwise it is a great evening out. My friend and I spent a lot of time there this summer and it was really enjoyable.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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 October 19, 2016 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.

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