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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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A |Lovely Way to Spend the Day!

Spent the afternoon wandering the gardens. We started with the updated Rock Garden. They did a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Trudy C
Hamilton, Canada
Way more fun for the kids then anticipated

The kids loved the Lego displays and Koi pond. My six year old loved the different cactus and both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacey S
via mobile
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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 6 days ago

Spent the afternoon wandering the gardens. We started with the updated Rock Garden. They did a wonderful job updating and making the garden accessible. Then we headed over to the Hendrie garden which had the Lego display. We had lunch in one of the cafes...More

Thank Trudy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids loved the Lego displays and Koi pond. My six year old loved the different cactus and both of the children loved running around exploring. We spent an entire day- Definitely bring a picnic lunch ( the cafe is very over priced) We'll definitely...More

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the rock gardens as a child but as an older person now I appreciate that they have re-designed the Rock gardens with a ramp for strollers, wheelchairs or those with bad knees. But if you take your kids, they can still find some...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the morning wandering around the beautiful Rock Garden with friends. So many spots could be the "best view ever!". Good thing we have digital cameras now 😀. Blooms were lovely and I'm always amazed at how many greens there are in nature. Took advantage...More

Thank janicenatalie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have never been to the Botanical Complex, this is the year to go. With the recent rains, the gardens couldn't be better. But give yourself some time, maybe even take a prepared picnic because there is a lot to see. There are many...More

Thank robm12015
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy the outdoors and a nice walk surrounded by natures beauty then the RBG would be a great adventure to fill the day, the admission goes a long way to a number of facilities from the main Centre, Hendrie Park (please note the...More

Thank GO-MN
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Botanical Gardens, RBG, are impressive. What an extensive place to explore to learn more about Mother Nature. The newly renovated rock garden is very interesting and will give any gardener ideas for what you can do in your own garden. We had a...More

Thank Tess V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is many acres of every sort of plant that grows in the remarkably warm climate of Hamilton. Of special interest to many is the rock garden but there is every sort of vegetable, flower, shrub and tree in the vast layout of gardens and...More

Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to relax and unwind on the trails or spend at the center with your young children. There is lots to see and do and it is fun for all ages! you can bring bird seed and the birds will eat...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds at the Royal Botanical Gardens are lovely. We were there on a Friday and there were two weddings being held which made it a bit challenging to take pictures but it was nice to see the brides and wedding parties. The rose garden...More

Thank happy_traveler_25254
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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