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Royal Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Beautiful place to visit

A must place to visit during late spring summer and fall. Multiple gardens along plains road. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Enjoyable gardens

My wife and I stopped into the gardens because we heard good things about them. We first went to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis C
Cleveland, Ohio
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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 today via mobile

We took my grandson to see the Christmas train exhibit. Turns out the first train is in one building and then you had to drive to the Rock Garden to see the rest of the train exhibit. Once we arrived at the gardens it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debb C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must place to visit during late spring summer and fall. Multiple gardens along plains road. Great place for pictures.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank P D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped into the gardens because we heard good things about them. We first went to the rock gardens after checking in at the main building, which is a bit of a drive down the road. The rock gardens were beautiful. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you cannot beat the family membership.Great value and the events for children and grandchildren are very well done.The gardens of course are world class and are not appreciated by the locals as they should be.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An outstanding space with fantastic staff. We held a business event with around 75 at round tables. Venue is SO bright and they have this huge screen that is amazing for presentations. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a top notch venue. Lots of parking,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PaulNazareth
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We went in the rain in early November. It colours were fantastic and it was purely pleasure for the eyes. A long-time members in highly highly highly recommend many many visits so much to see!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

The Royal Botanical Gardens has always been a great place to visit if you are looking for a tranquil and aesthetically pleasing afternoon. Add to that a great line up of topical speakers, seminars, musical events and holiday brunches and you can see why it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Maxine F
Reviewed October 17, 2018

While I enjoyed my visit to the RBG in the past, their events registration is beyond awful. I was looking forward to going to their Great Pumpkin Walk they hold every year. The first time tickets were posted online I spent the better part of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jpt_kelly
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peggy C
Reviewed October 1, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank timliu00
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Lena Z
October 11, 2018|
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Response from MarilynBB | Reviewed this property |
The prices will depend on inside or out, tents required, choice of food, open or closed bar, number of guests etc.
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.