|Record #: BTN2611||Last Full Update: 08 Aug 2014|
|Office Phone||Switchboard 905-527-1158;
Nature Centre 905-527-7962;
Auxiliary 905-527-1158 ext 517;
Shop @ The Gardens 905-527-1158 ext 224
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-694-4769|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Botanical-Gardens/140038459379746
|Site Location||Hwy 403 and Hwy 6|
|Located In Community||Burlington|
|Address & Map||
680 Plains Rd W
Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
View Google Map
|Intersection||Botanical Dr and Plains Rd W|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 399
Hamilton, ON L8N 3H8
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible - RBG Centre * all gardens have some areas that are fully accessible|
|Agency and Service Names|
|Description (Agency)||Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants, and nature.
* mission is to promote the public’s understanding of the relationship between the plant world, society and the environment
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Primary Executive||Mark Runciman, Executive Director; Phone: (Business) 905-527-1158 ext 221; Fax: 905-577-0375; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Executive||Phone: ext 521|
|Funding||City / Town ; Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Foundation|
|Description and Service Details|
|Description (Service)||Known world-wide for its extensive 400 acres of display gardens.
* protects and stewards over 2300 acres of environmentally sensitive lands and diverse ecosystems that connect the Niagara escarpment to Lake Ontario, and has a provincial mandate for the development of conservation, education, horticulture and science
* has established a national and international reputation as a living laboratory for science, a connecting point for children in their early embrace of nature, a leader in sustainable gardening and the standard-bearer for ecological restoration and plant preservation
Five major garden areas, 27 km of trails and 2300 acres of natural lands * The Gardens Café (full-service restaurant) * Tea House in Hendrie Park * gift shop
Hosts special events throughout the year including Blooms Festivals, Garden Music Nights, Enchanted Weekend, Teddy Bear Picnic, Holiday Traditions, the annual Winter Exhibit and more.
Also provides educational programs for adults and children in many different topics including gardening, flower design, and photography.
|Hours||Administration: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
RBG Centre: Daily 10 am- 5 pm, 10am-8pm during the summer months (Jun-Oct, please check www.rbg.ca for updates)
|Dates||RBG Centre, Mediterranean Garden and Arboretum open all year
Rock Garden is closed until Spring 2015
Laking Garden closes after Thanksgiving weekend
Hendrie Park remains open as late in the season as weather permits
|Areas Served||Burlington ; and surrounding area|
|Application||To become a member at RBG, see http://www.rbg.ca/membership|
|Fees||Admission - RBG members receive free admission to all outdoor gardens ; Parking fees at trailheads, Rock Garden, Arboretum and Hendrie Park, $1/hour. A complimentary day parking pass is issued when general admission is purchased or with an RBG membership.
For admission fees, see website http://www.rbg.ca/visitus
To become a member at RBG, see http://www.rbg.ca/membership
Fee assistance available for children and special needs children, low-income families, new Canadian families, local not-for-profit children’s organizations and schools * to apply, see application form here * Fee assistance available for any children's program or day camp ; assistance is provided by RBG Green Angels Fund.
|Categories and Classification|
|Service Categories||Botanical Gardens/Arboreta|