Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington

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Explore the plant life of Canada on a visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, a large plot of sculpted and cultivated land. Occupying an area of 980 hectares (2,422 acres), the gardens collect a large variety of wild plants of over 1,100 species, including the bashful bulrush--found nowhere else in the country--and the endangered red mulberry. Neatly landscaped with lakes, ponds, rock gardens, and herb gardens, the park offers many pleasant walking routes across its expanse. A visitor center provides a welcome introduction to both the country's natural heritage and the important conservation and scientific work performed here. To visit Royal Botanical Gardens and get the most from your holiday in Burlington, create itinerary details personal to you using our Burlington journey planning app .
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  • It was a little early in the season for best viewing but still very enjoyable! Another week and the bulbs would have been in full bloom  more »
  • The recently renovated Rock Garden is not to be missed. The layout is so interesting and the plants are outstanding. Yes, there is lots of growing to happen, but it is wonderful to see the placement o...  more »
  • Took our nieces kids here for a walk and to see some wildlife. Bring bird seed to have birds eat out of your hand. Saw a muskrat, egret and lots of ducks, swans, chikadees and woodpeckers. Easy path, ...  more »
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  • We went for the Frog exhibition . Not worth the money. $37 for a family pass . It took 30 minutes to see everything. Not interactive at all. Save your money and just take your kids to the pet store and walk around. It's the same thing. I think I saw just as many employees there as there where "customers". Perhaps that explains the high cost of entry. What are all those "workers" doing anyway??
  • One of the best Botanic gardens around. I saw people complained about admission fees. But think about if you just visit a small part of it, maybe it is pricy. But it has so many gardens, natural trails, so many actives and special shows, you can spend whole day there. If you go there several times a year with the season changes, obtaining a membership is really a good bargain, plus you can also visit many other gardens in USA for free admission as well. I love this beautiful garden and wish being there more often!
  • We were just there for the train exhibit. Don't waste your time registering for the Rock Garden exhibit unless you are super into trains. The main building has a cool train exhibit too and a scavenger hunt through it for the kids. Also another scavenger hunt through the Mediterranean Garden. Will go back to do the outdoor train very soon.
  • Well it is a nice place and with many things to see so there is nothing wrong with it but to charge people about 14 dollars each I don’t know it is worth it. First it is too small an indoor space and second not enough sections and collections.
  • I've been to RBG several times for meetings during the holiday season. I love it. The huge train display/village, the decor and of course the gift shop. Never can walk past that with out a peek. Such unique and beautiful things. I love the artwork too.
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