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Royal Botanical Gardens

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Address: 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
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+1 905-527-1158
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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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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Enjoyed Fest-of-Ales

Great event with lots of good drinks for designated drivers. Wish the food were more reasonably priced.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great event with lots of good drinks for designated drivers. Wish the food were more reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had the opportunity to attend a friend's wedding reception here and it was a real privilege. The space is excellent, as they allow you access to the gardens and provide your reception with both an outdoor and indoor space. Really easy to commute to by transit via the Lakeshore West GO and the Burlington bus service. Easy to find off... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I most recently visited the greenhouse with my kids to see the model train exhibit at Christmas-time. It's a great break from the cold, grey weather (although they also like to play in the playground any time of year). We also enjoy walking/hiking the various garden areas year-round. The RBG holds a special place in my heart since this is... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent gardens, friendly knowledgeable staff.. Clean fun safe helps describe the RBG .. All events are staffed properly with helpful friendly personnel.. Definitely an annual day trip..

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the botanical gardens this summer it was beautiful over all, however the one downside that I couldnt shake and really depressed me was in the lobby of the main building there was a turtle in a very small tank, It was very upsetting and deprerssing to see and a place which should focus on conservation should provide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place to visit. Has a lot to see and do. Usually children are not a fan however it is relaxing.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I spent the day walking around and taking pics of all the beautiful flowers and gardens then relaxing for a bit in the garden on a wonderful sunny day

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Carlisle, Ontario,Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a walk....any time of the day, any one of the gardens. Relax and connect with nature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Christmas choir was very good could have been better advertised, having Santa visits at $30 made it too expensive for our 10 grandkids who loved it last few years. Crafts not as good as past years but still a good Christmas experience for the family. Trains and hunts for particular parts of display good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an appointment for 5pm for a visit with Santa at Santa's Cabin. We were taken by a conductor-driven train through the gardens -along a lit path, to the cabin. It was very cold and damp on Saturday; but we enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie on the outdoor deck. Mrs. Claus welcomed inside to make... More 

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