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A Must-see Attraction in Oakville

Gairloch Garden is an elegant and beautiful small garden. To the local, it is the morning running... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grace C
Gairloch gardens

Small beautiful garden which is worth spending an hour in with beautiful view of the lake. Free... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Golara M
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1306 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1L6, Canada
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 26, 2018

There's not a lot to walk around and see, however I do often see swans by the lake, and when the flowers are in bloom it's definitely beautiful to walk through or sit there.

2  Thank Eva W
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Have been here numerous times. The area is very nice and picturesque. My only concern is that if you take a rather large groups there for a few hours they want you to let them know ahead of time. Glad that Oakville preserved this area.

1  Thank muggsy02016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gairloch Garden is an elegant and beautiful small garden. To the local, it is the morning running or evening walking place in the warm days.To visitors, it is a must-see attraction in the town. The small English style garden has its own charms in all...More

Thank Grace C
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Small beautiful garden which is worth spending an hour in with beautiful view of the lake. Free parking but not a huge one. Nice small event place for small family gatherings.

Thank Golara M
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I love Gairloch Gardens very much. It's best at spring/summer seasons. The town is doing a great job to keep all the flowers beautiful. Also a great photo shooting location.

Thank oOMiaFOo
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This park is located in the central part pf Oakville but close to Lake Ontario. It was built only 8+ years ago and has wonderful walks near amazing, colourful, flower lined walks! The Rose gardens are particularly enjoyable. It is a great break from the...More

1  Thank Mark D
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife & I visit this place as much as we can as it is so nice to rose garden and sit by the lake we were so sad when the weather wrecked the park a little we look forward to when it is all...More

Thank S2H1977
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Lovely garden with a walking path in downtown Oakville. The Gairloch Gardens are so beautiful, roses are in bloom, amazing flower arrangements. Ducks are swimming in the ponds and waterfalls. Its a nice garden to visit if you are in Oakville.

Thank Jan154982
Reviewed July 27, 2018

if you are not fortunate to live in one of the houses surrounding the garden, you can always run, cycle or ride to this garden south of lakeshore and enjoy a quiet walk in a lovely botanical garden, leading you to the lake. much damage...More

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Whether you are an avid gardener or just want to stroll through a beautiful spot by the lake, Gairloch should be your choice. With even paths through the main areas, it is accessible to almost everyone. Check out the rose garden with its old and...More

Thank jeberspaecher
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Good parking...never overcrowded...wonderful place in Spring for family photos/weddings...flower beds are lovely...Great lake photos.

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Although, it's not a huge garden, it's a wonderful place to snap a few photos and wander or sit for a while. Definitely worth the stop on your way through Oakville.

Thank EBodd
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Clara E
May 26, 2018|
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Response from dtvl | Reviewed this property |
Somehow, I seem to think they are intended to be walked vs. cycled. There are sections along the path where you can stop and enjoy a particular garden (eg. rose garden).
May 8, 2018|
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Response from brontesassy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the gardens are free of charge and so is parking
March 8, 2018|
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Response from bjeanToronto | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others - dogs on leashes are allowed.