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Royal Botanical Gardens

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Beautiful Fall Walk!

We enjoyed a walk on the trails at Cootes Paradise at the Royal Botanical Gardens. There is lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peggy C
Toronto, Canada
Worth a visit

Dropped in en- route Toronto to Niagara Falls. Being a weekend there were numerous weddings taking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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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...more
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680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed a walk on the trails at Cootes Paradise at the Royal Botanical Gardens. There is lots of parking near the Nature Interpretive Centre.The trails we took are accessible through the Lilac Dell and brings you to the lake in a few minutes.Bring a...More

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in en- route Toronto to Niagara Falls. Being a weekend there were numerous weddings taking place as we kept stumbling over brides having photos take. The gardens are well laid out. note rock garden and arboretum are a car ride away.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite gardens....always something new to view and knowledgeable staff....their cafe is fabulous.

Thank debrah711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited throughtout the spring into early fall. The different gardens are beautiful, the arboretum in the spring with the lilacs is amazing. The rock garden beautiful throughout. The laking garden is the very low key but has an amazing iris collection. The one...More

Thank Nella M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The RBG are massive and it takes a while to get around. There are various gardens each with their own special plants and designs. I really liked the rock garden and some of the water features. It was incredibly hot but still a lot of...More

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some pretty spots here, so it is worth a visit. Just be prepared for a bit of a walk or a drive, as it isn't totally contiguous. At $18 dollars per adult, though, admission ain't cheap.

Thank watchsmart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the RBG in mid September. Expected to see some plants and gardens etc as one would expect, however I must admit there was so much more to see and do than expected. We gave ourselves the better part of a day, though you...More

Thank dconnau
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The gardens were beautiful in late August, even though there were more visitors on a weekday than I expected. There were staff on site who explained to us some of the history of the gardens, which was nice. We had lunch at the Green House...More

Thank JL_2099
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We go there very frequently. Amazing place for all the family. There is something for everyone. Spend the day and enjoy the wonders of that beautiful place.

Thank Sweetvacation
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Mediterranean greenhouse and cactus gardens were comfortable and enjoyable in March, and the model railroad was amazing. A surprisingly fun visit! Much better than summer visits which are usually too hot.

Thank Jen S
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Lena Z
October 11, 2018|
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Response from Roadtrip_Catlove | Reviewed this property |
That I don't know unfortunately. The website shows the different venues available and is currently offering 10% off its catering menu, but it asks that you submit your request for a wedding to RBG. Only then can you get... More
September 12, 2018|
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Response from easterntreker | Reviewed this property |
The Gardens ate huge but the paths are quite a accessible. An idea is just to choose N area you would prefer...best not to try to cover all of it in one day.
Lynda S
May 19, 2018|
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Response from Roadtrip_Catlove | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash. My friend brings her dog all the time but he's always on the leash.