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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Disappointing - Glad We Had Half Price Tickets

We stopped at the Info Center along QEW near Exit 99. We wee looking for things to do to break up... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Framingham, Massachusetts
Under Renovation

When we went here middle of August, the gardens infront of the Tea House was under renovation. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
betty l
Brampton, Canada
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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%
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“tea house” (34 reviews)
“laking garden” (21 reviews)
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680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped at the Info Center along QEW near Exit 99. We wee looking for things to do to break up the ride from Niagara On the Lake to Toronto. The Royal Gardens seemed a perfect midway stopping point. We purchased 1/2 price tickets at...More

Thank NewMexBound
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we went here middle of August, the gardens infront of the Tea House was under renovation. I think they will be designing a new rose garden in its place. Because it was summer some of the daisies were already dry and wilted. I think...More

Thank betty l
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here on our last day in Hamilton, not really knowing what to expect, but what we found was truly beautiful and amazing. Two things of note, the rose garden is being redone, so that is a bit disappointing, but everything else was great....More

Thank mityjoe
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our time at the gardens. It is worth mentioning that they have different locations for each part, close but not necessarily in walking distance. There were good facilities, and plenty to see and we particularly liked the rock garden. There was a...More

Thank LynK17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon wandering the gardens. We started with the updated Rock Garden. They did a wonderful job updating and making the garden accessible. Then we headed over to the Hendrie garden which had the Lego display. We had lunch in one of the cafes...More

Thank Trudy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids loved the Lego displays and Koi pond. My six year old loved the different cactus and both of the children loved running around exploring. We spent an entire day- Definitely bring a picnic lunch ( the cafe is very over priced) We'll definitely...More

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the rock gardens as a child but as an older person now I appreciate that they have re-designed the Rock gardens with a ramp for strollers, wheelchairs or those with bad knees. But if you take your kids, they can still find some...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the morning wandering around the beautiful Rock Garden with friends. So many spots could be the "best view ever!". Good thing we have digital cameras now 😀. Blooms were lovely and I'm always amazed at how many greens there are in nature. Took advantage...More

Thank janicenatalie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have never been to the Botanical Complex, this is the year to go. With the recent rains, the gardens couldn't be better. But give yourself some time, maybe even take a prepared picnic because there is a lot to see. There are many...More

Thank robm12015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy the outdoors and a nice walk surrounded by natures beauty then the RBG would be a great adventure to fill the day, the admission goes a long way to a number of facilities from the main Centre, Hendrie Park (please note the...More

Thank GO-MN
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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