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Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. For Royal Botanical Gardens and beyond, use our Burlington holiday planner to get the most from your Burlington vacation.
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  • Beautiful natural path with boardwalks. Made for a delightful slow paced hour long stroll through the park. Lots of small birds, ducks, squirrels and fish. Beautifully maintained and easy trails. I wo...  read more »
  • Diverse, massive, continually evolving, and spectacularly beautiful. This is one of the top places to visit in Canada. 
  • What a privilege to visit these expansive gardens. We only touched the surface. We paid the seniors $13.00 at the RBG Centre and walked through to Hendrie Park. The gardens are lovingly tended and a s...  read more »
  • This is a jewel in the crown of SW Ontario. Beautiful, expansive gardens that are well worth the drive from any reasonable distance. Admission is not cheap but if you keep an eye out, there are promotions that bring costs within easier reach. The kids events have all been fun and the playground is safe and well constructed. The garden cafe serves a decent lunch at a reasonable price. If you're suffering from the winter bla's, warming up in the greenhouse is a great way to get your mojo back.
  • If you have an afternoon or day, you should definitely check RBG out. I had a great time here and really enjoyed the wonders RBG had to offer. At one point during the walk through you really start feeling like you're in paradise. It's truly inspiring. I am now considering a family membership as I want my kids to grow up knowing so much natural beauty is so close to where they live.
  • Very beautiful. Worth a visit. Bit expensive ($16 for an adult) for a short visit, but that rate gets you into all the gardens so if you make a half day of it, that would help. Love the new renovations and it is very doable with a stroller, but it's best if you can go up and down some of the stairs to see more of it.
  • Loved the place when i came her as a kid, still a great place to see new things each year - visited the chocolate exhibition last year and hope to see something cool in the coming years. The surrounding forests are gorgeous to walk through on dates or just hanging out and going for a walk on a nice day.
  • a great place to spend the day with family. Full of curious plants and wonderfully maintained gardens. The vegetable garden is really cool, seeing what the food we eat look like is probably the best part.
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