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Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
+1 905-527-1158
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Winter at the Rocks

Cost $80 for 7 people and can be done in 30 minutes. It is small so a bit of a disappointment... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Great place to be

It has 5 parks all near by with distinct differences one park to the other. One could walk, hike... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tofino, 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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680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cost $80 for 7 people and can be done in 30 minutes. It is small so a bit of a disappointment. Probably better value if you go to local city park for free.

Thank 2Mary62
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has 5 parks all near by with distinct differences one park to the other. One could walk, hike, bird watching, take photos and enjoy lovely lunch or tea at the cafes.

Thank asiashin
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family lives less than half an hour away, so we go during every season and bought a family annual pass. Our favourite aspect is that you can do clean things and messy things: on muddy days go for a hike on the Cherryhill Trail...More

Thank ritasts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family often go here during summer. My kids love it. Also during fall you will see different kind of leaf colour here. It's very beautiful.

Thank samak85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rock garden may be nice in the summer but the Winter on the Rock light display is a waste of time. They hung a few strands along the upper walkway, closed the stairways, put a few dozen spotlights on a trees and have a...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the splendor of gardens, plants and trees. The colours and smells. The pathways, art and sculptures throughout the RBG grounds is worth the trip. The water features and plants and trees and all the special programs and events run throughout the year is worth...More

Thank theFox53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used to love the RBG. Charging members $9 and people $10 for a sad disappointing display of lights is ridiculous. Do not waste your money. Expensive for nothing. Pink and blue spotlights do not make a Christmas display.

Thank sonya p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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Response from oulo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is.
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17 August 2016|
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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
3 June 2016|
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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