Gardens and Trails

Royal Botanical Gardens is located at the western tip of Lake Ontario. Four distinct formal gardens are contained with 1100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. The ever changing seasons, blooms, and natural phenomenon make each visit a new experience. Explore and enjoy the many historical plant collections, the Mediterranean Greenhouse, and 27 km of nature trails.

RBG Centre

The year-round focal point of RBG is the RBG Centre. Here you will find both indoor and outdoor displays.
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Hendrie Park

Hendrie Park has something for everyone. Meandering through its collections, displays and interesting landscape.
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Laking Garden

Closed for the season, effective September 29 
Set on a fertile terraced plain, formerly a market garden and is home to RBG's herbaceous perennial collections.
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Rock Garden

We are proud to present our most celebrated garden in a brand new way.
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RBG's Arboretum is more like an English landscape park. This is the place where you can see a wide variety of trees.
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Nature Interpretive Centre

A variety of seasonal day camps for children, educational programs & school groups that happen at the NIC.
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On The Trails

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

Located at the mouth of the Desjardins Canal-the only channel that connects Cootes Paradise and Hamilton Harbour.
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