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Try2TravelSustainably
Hamilton, Canada393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
Often there is a festival of some kind in the summer. Other times of the year it is good to visit for a walk or quiet afternoon.
Written October 25, 2023
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Charles B
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
As I sit here eating my sandwich at home... Be warned that this is no longer your festival. There are 3 bouncy castles and a pony ride for your kids and a limited set of food options- nowhere near last year. Also at 1pm on July 1 there were no available soda or water available for purchase as the festval wasn't prepared to give it to the vendors... They aren't just allowed to sell any old water or pop to you...
Written July 1, 2023
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Hamilton's annual Chrysanthemum Show for 2022 is held in the Gage Park Greenhouses October 14-23. This year's theme is Mums In Space.

On the way into the greenhouse look for the "meteorite" that crashed into the garden. It is well done.

Over 100,00 blooms are arranged in displays featuring the planets, space shuttle, lunar rover, Canadarm, Mars greenhouse, NASA logo, etc. There are information boards with every display. Over 200 varieties of mums are on display along with other colorful plants. We have attended many shows and this is one of the best.

Mums do not come in all colors. A staff member shared the secret of the blue and black blooms: they are painted.

There are activities for the kids including a hunt for 9 space related signs and an activity area.

While the tropical greenhouse is free, there is an admission charge for the Mum Show. $7.77 for adults and $6.77 for seniors.
Written October 17, 2022
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tashtea
Hamilton, Canada116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Enjoyed visiting the tropical greenhouse today. Admission is free and there are a lot of things to see- I liked being able to see what coffee, black pepper, vanilla, etc plants look like. The signature Gage Park fountain was going. Kids playground was updated a few years ago and the kids enjoyed it. Small wading pool with aquatic staff on duty. It would be nice if the splash pad had that rubberized floor material instead of concrete, but still a nice place to cool off- just wear sandals/water shoes maybe. The smaller playground near the children’s museum is in direct sun so would not recommend. Park was very clean, gardens looked great, lots of benches and shade. If you haven’t been in awhile (or while there is no festival going) I highly recommend spending a couple of hours there. It’s improved a lot in recent years!
Written August 12, 2022
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baroom
Mississauga, Canada2,835 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We almost skipped this Doors Open Hamilton attraction because parking was brutal. Considering the size of Gage Park, the parking lot was disproportionately small. To further complicate the situation, there was an Eid festival on the park grounds during our visit. It was a miracle we found a parking spot after 30 mins of circling around.

We entered the building and walked straight to the welcome desk at the end of the hallway and were told we could see both the tropical greenhouse (on our left) and the nursery (down the hall on the right) where new plants are grown before being replanted at various local green spaces by end-May. The greenhouse seemed packed so we decided to see the plant nursery first where there were significantly fewer visitors. Rows and rows of bedding plants and foliage filled the enormous room.

Inside the tropical greenhouse, the temperature was surprisingly comfortable--not as hot and humid as I originally imagined. It is not a huge place, but it has a good assortment of tropical plants of varying shapes and sizes. I liked that the plants are clearly labelled--complete with scientific name and place of origin. Some even have interesting information displayed beside them. Must-see features of the greenhouse include: the waterfalls and the turtle pond, the koi pond and the see-thru bridge-walkway at the other end, and the buttonquail birds scurrying in the underbrush. Really glad we didn't skip Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse as it turned out to be the highlight of our Doors Open Hamilton day.
Written June 12, 2022
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oskeerichard
Hamilton, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A beutifull park with fountains and great agriculture. it also has major events. played he regularily as a child and still visit
Written February 18, 2022
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Jo
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Have visited this place many times , even as a child, many years ago. We often meet friends here for a walk and talk, even having a bring your own lunch meet and greet. Lovely surroundings, great children's playground. There are lots of fountains , and that brings back memories of me wading in the fountain pools, when I was a little fella. The City of Hamilton Green Houses are in the park as is a new Tropical Green House that you can go into. There are lots of benches for a relaxing sit down. When Covid is over, they will be starting up many concerts and festivals that they were famous for before the pandemic. There is a band shell too. Lots to see and do at Gage Park.
Written October 3, 2021
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Alex R
Burlington, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
regardless of the season Gage Park is a great Canadian place to walk/bike/jog/dog walk/bird watching/garden viewing
Written August 8, 2020
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MARILYN MELNICK
Hamilton, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
the festivals they hold there every year are great love the concerts that they often have during summer months guess not this year tho
Written April 11, 2020
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smith1294
Hamilton, Canada82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Our visitors accessed Gage Park by City bus and I later joined them. They enjoyed the grounds throughly.
Written November 5, 2019
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