The Garden Guide

Ontario Royal Botanical Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario is Canada's largest botanical garden. Only 10% of this vast area is cultivated as a botanic garden. The remainder is managed as a natural zone of marshland, woodland, meadow and virgin forest. There is a Rose Garden, Lilac Garden, Rock Garden, Arboretum and Mediterranean Garden.

Head Gardener's Comment

One of the world’s largest botanical gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens, encompasses 2,700 acres of land, including five garden locations and more than 2,400 acres of conservation lands. Gardens are linked by shuttle bus and include over 40,000 recorded plants in more than 50 collections including the one of the world’s largest collections of lilacs and nearly two acres of roses. Royal Botanical Gardens hosts year-round events for a wide-range of audiences including bloom festivals beginning in April with the Tulip Celebration and continuing through July with the Rose Celebration. RBG presents outdoor and indoor art exhibitions and an outdoor summer music series from June to September. Family and themed events take place year-round.

Photograph © Royal Botanical Gardens
Photograph © Royal Botanical Gardens
Earth Art 2008. Photograph © Roy Staab

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7T 4H4

All year. Daily.

Adults $10 Seniors & Students $7 Children (5-12) $5 Family $25

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