Gardens and Trails

Royal Botanical Gardens is located at the western tip of Lake Ontario. Four distinct formal gardens are contained with 1,100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Explore and enjoy the many historical outdoor plant collections, the indoor Mediterranean Garden, and 27 km of nature trails.

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RBG Centre

The year-round focal point of RBG — here you find both indoor and outdoor displays, including the Mediterannean Garden greenhouse. Read more

Hendrie Park

Something for everyone —meander through its collections, displays and interesting landscape. Read more

Laking Garden

Set on a fertile terraced plain, formerly a market garden and home to RBG’s herbaceous perennial collections. Read more

Rock Garden

We are proud to present our most celebrated garden in a brand new way. Read more

Arboretum

More like an English landscape park, home to our Lilac Collection and a wide variety of trees. Read more

Nature Interpretive Centre

Our educational hub for programs, seasonal childrens’ day camps, and school group programs. Read more

Trails

Our nature sanctuaries feature more than 27 km of nature trails. There are four main trailheads, as well as two canoe launch sites. Read more

Fishway

Located at the mouth of the Desjardins Canal, protecting native species and their wetland habitats. Read more