680 Plains Road W, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario is the largest botanical garden in Canada and one of the largest in the world. It is a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.

Royal Botanical Gardens is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Within its 60 documented collections approximately 40,000 plants are displayed in five major garden exhibition areas; the Arboretum, Hendrie Park, Laking Garden, RBG Centre and the Rock Garden.

Royal Botanical Garden's Arboretum is more like an English landscape park than a garden. This is the place where you can see a wide variety of trees and other woody plants up close. It is especially beautiful in spring and fall.

Hendrie Park has something for everyone. This garden truly illustrates the diversity of both plants and garden design. Discover native plants in a cultivated setting and a new look at vegetable gardening.

Laking Garden is home to RBG’s herbaceous perennial collections. The belvedere at the end of the path offers a panoramic view over the entire garden. This garden, overlooked by a small cottage offers the visitor an insight into the depth and breadth of perennial plants.

The Royal Botanical Gardens now has The International Sculpture Collection, which is a permanent collection located in Hendrie Park.

RBG Centre, the Arboretum and Hendrie Park remain open during the winter season.

Hours :

  • Administration - Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
  • RBG Centre - Open Daily 10am - 8pm
  • Shop @ THE GARDENS - Daily 10 am to 5 pm
  • Mediterranean Garden - Open Daily 10am - 8pm
  • Hendrie Park - Open Daily 10am - 8pm
  • David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden- Open Daily 10am - 8pm
  • Laking Garden - Open Daily 10am – 8pm
  • Arboretum - Open Daily 10am - 8pm
  • Nature Interpretive Centre - Weekdays Only 10 am to 4 pm.


Royal Botanical Gardens is a year round attraction with various facilities and areas open throughout the year including holidays.RBG Centre, the Mediterranean Garden and Hendrie Park (weather permitting) are open every day of the year except January 1st, December 25th and December 26th. The Laking Garden is open from late April through Thanksgiving. All trail heads (including the Arboretum) are open year round. The parking lot at Rock Chapel is maintained seasonally and is closed throughout the winter.

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