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Royal Botanical Gardens

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Address: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario L7T 1J1, Canada
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+1 905-527-1158
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Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a...

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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I held my wedding reception at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Their rates proved to be extremely reasonable, and the grounds were perfect for photos. Just before my wedding, I was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I held my wedding reception at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Their rates proved to be extremely reasonable, and the grounds were perfect for photos. Just before my wedding, I was diagnoses with cancer, so I asked to change the date of my reception. The staff at RBG was accommodating and helpful to the extreme. I the food was fantastic, my... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went to the RBG to view the Ice Age show. We had lunch in the restaurant on the premises and were so surprised that we never knew about this place. The food was delicious and very reasonable. We will definitely go back soon.

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Thank Spencer5819
Waterdown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we walked into the ice age exhibit they had so many different kinds of dinosaurs . Our favourite was the mammoth

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great visit. Always something new and interesting to explore and discover. We look forward to seeing the Rock Garden in the Spring when the snow has melted.

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Lancaster UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I from the UK visited in January, staying with my family in Hamilton who are members of the Gardens. The weather, being atypically mild we decided to re-attend this venue. Parking was free as my cousins are members and we headed to one of the numerous trails. What a delight; chickadees a plenty and having taken a... More 

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Burlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in the area, we usually visit the RBG several times a year for different reasons. In February, its nice to get into the Greenhouses and get out of the cold and check out the collections of tropical and mediterranean climate plants. Always interesting. This time we started with lunch in the cafe - our first time- food was really... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite near getaway that makes us feel like we've been on a vacation every time we go! The flowers, paths to walk among the trees and bushes, there's always so much to see, and for a nice break there's the Tea Room! My wife and I are members and get to RBG as often as possible every year...often bringing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many aspects to RBG - from winter walks in Coots Paradise where the chickadees feed right from your hand to the beautiful summer rose garden complete with tea house. There are musical events and a great centre where there are numerous exhibits throughout the year. Please explore their website, it is very informative. Make sure you take... More 

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Thank directorchrissyb
Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful- Christmas must- do! Ride the antique steam engine with your child to Santas cabin- fun awaits for kids of all ages - story and craft time and a personalized visit with Santa - I can't think of a better way to get into the spirit of Christmas- suitable for all ages - although crafts are enjoyed by the older... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The back drop of the gardens is breathtaking. Beautiful patios to enjoy. The rooms are very large and accommodating. Wait staff is very good. Each time I have been there for an event, it has been amazing!

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