The Royal Botanical Gardens

Fountain at Hendrie Park

Fountain at Hendrie Park

Nestled in 2,700 acres of natural green space on the border of Hamilton and Burlington is one the countries largest premier horticultural masterpieces.

Mediterranean garden

Mediterranean garden

The Royal Botanical Gardens originated in the 1920’s but was officially established by the provincial government in 1941.?á About 297 acres of the space is cultivated which includes the world’s largest living collection of lilacs in the Arboretum.

The RBG consists of five gardens; the RBG Centre, Hendrie Park, the Laking Garden, the Rock Garden and the Arboretum and four nature sanctuaries; Cootes Paradise, Hendrie Valley, Rock Chapel and the Berry Tract. Connecting all of these areas are 30 km of nature trails.
Climbing vines at Hendrie Park

Climbing vines at Hendrie Park

Throughout the year the RBG hosts several flower displays, most notably the Rose Garden and the Lilac Festival. During the summer months they also host Jazz and Blues nights and Tranquil Tuesdays.

Education, science, biodiversity, research and conservation are all important mandates for the gardens and offers people a great opportunity to learn more of the world around them.

Try to take a day out this summer to learn a little, relax a little, and enjoy a little beauty this outstanding place provides.
Check their website rbg.ca regularly for a comprehensive list of events and activities.

Laking Gardens

Laking Gardens

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