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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Wonderful Serenity

I love this place no matter what the season. There are indoor as well as outdoor gardens. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ann I
Mississauga, Canada
beautiful place any time of the year

The gardens and the centre are a beautiful place any time of the year. Obviously different things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Reviewed yesterday

I love this place no matter what the season. There are indoor as well as outdoor gardens. The yearly plant sale is a must if you enjoy trying new and specailty shrubs and perennials. The special Christmas and Easter displays and events are exceptional. I...More

Thank Ann I
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens and the centre are a beautiful place any time of the year. Obviously different things to see at various times. Well run place

Thank docCraig
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice relaxing stroll through RBG. You'll need at least 5 hours to see it all. The staff was also very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank jamiemcg7788
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of special events. Lots of beautiful rooms and Mediterranean room is just a calm zen place. Special place for both adults and children. Great gift shop.

Thank Attie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens and lots of trails, birds, chipmunks, water features, flowers, very nice tea shop.

Thank CanadaMargaret
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 10 of us visited the RBG to see the Rock Gardens and have lunch. The directions were a bit confusing but we all arrived on time and the rates were very reasonable. The walk through the gardens was lovely although we would...More

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have gone to all of the RBG trails and gardens this summer. The new Rock garden is just beautiful although I did not see it before. They did a great job. Not too much colour but for that go to Hendrie Gardens. Lovely lunch...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Although it is divided in 3 sections that you have to drive to. It is easy to spend 1 - 1.5 hours walking around taking photos and relaxing in each section. We only made it to 2 sections plus lunch. There are trails too but...More

Thank unagiichi
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the rock garden and had lunch in the new cafeteria that opened in 2016. This was very good. The garden was well laid out and although not the best month to visit was very enjoyable. There was plenty to see and strolling through...More

Thank DP1066
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had a wonderful tour of the gardens although there was a major re-construction effort underway of the rose garden. It was a bit noisy with construction noise - so not as relaxing as could've been. Will be beautiful when completed. Lovely grasses and creative...More

Thank fortitudeX4
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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