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Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
Royal Botanical Gardens' outdoor areas reopening February 20 
* see here for up-to-date information
Contact Information
Office Phone RBG Centre 905-527-1158; 
Shop @ The Gardens 905-527-1158 ext 224
Toll Free Phone 1-800-694-4769
Fax 905-577-0375
E-Mail info@rbg.ca
Website www.rbg.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/RoyalBotanicalGardens/
Instagram Instagram: instagram.com/rbgcanada
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/RBGCanada
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/royalbotanicalgarden
Contact Form www.rbg.ca/contactus
Agency Information
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
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1941
Primary Executive Mark Runciman, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: (Business) 905-527-1158 ext 221; Email: mrunciman@rbg.ca
Alternate Executive Phone: 905-527-1158 ext 521
Funding City / Town ; Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Foundation
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
Royal Botanical Gardens' outdoor areas reopening February 20 
* see here for up-to-date information 
Five distinct formal gardens are contained with 1100 hectares of nature reserve, including historical plant collections, the Mediterranean Greenhouse, and 27 km of nature trails * provide expertise in horticulture, conservation, science, and education 
Festivals and Events: 
Blooms Festivals * Garden Music Nights * Enchanted Weekend * Pumpkin Trail * Holiday Traditions * annual Winter Exhibit 
For full listing see here 
Education Programs and Camps: 
Provides educational programs for adults and children on many different topics 
For full listing see here
Hours Administration: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Garden areas open daily: winter 10 am-5 pm * summer 10 am-8 pm * holiday hours apply 
* for full details, including which garden areas are available seasonally, see here 
All trail heads (including the Arboretum) are open year round * parking lot at Rock Chapel is maintained seasonally and is closed throughout the winter
Areas Served Burlington ; Hamilton ; and surrounding area
Eligibility No restrictions
Application To become a member at RBG, see here
Languages English
Fees Admission ; Admission applies to access the cultivated gardens 
* for admission fees, see here  
To become a member at RBG, see here 
* members receive free admission to all outdoor gardens 
Parking: Pay and Display parking is in effect at all trail heads, as well as Laking Garden and the Arboretum when garden kiosks are not in operation * Pay and Display fees are $3/hour to a maximum of $15 * a daily parking pass is issued with each general admission purchase 
For additional financial assistance information see here * Fee assistance available for admission passes, annual memberships, school and children’s programming and school transportation costs ; assistance is provided by Green Angels Financial Assistance Program.
Site Information
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
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Parks, Trails & Gardens
Service Categories Botanical Gardens/Arboreta

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