Contact Information
Office Phone RBG Centre 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
Fax 905-577-0375
E-Mail info@rbg.ca
Website www.rbg.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Botanical-Gardens/140038459379746
Flickr Flickr: www.flickr.com/groups/740296@N25/
Instagram Instagram: instagram.com/rbgcanada
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/RBGCanada#
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/royalbotanicalgarden
Site Information
Site Location Hwy 403 and Hwy 6
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
680 Plains Rd W
Burlington, ON L7T 4H4
 
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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
Alternate Name RBG
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; Fax: 905-577-0375; Email: mrunciman@rbg.ca
Alternate Executive Phone: ext 521
Funding City / Town ; Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Foundation
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Four 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 * Teddy Bear Picnic * Holiday Traditions * annual Winter Exhibit 
For full listing see www.rbg.ca/events 
 
Education Programs and Camps: 
Provides educational programs for adults and children on many different topics including gardening * flower design * photography 
For full listing see www.rbg.ca/publicprogramsandeducation
Hours Adminstration: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm 
RBG Centre: open daily 10 am-8 pm * for full details see www.rbg.ca/visitus
Dates RBG Centre, the Mediterranean Garden and Hendrie Park (weather permitting): open daily except Jan 1, Dec 25 and Dec 26 
The Laking Garden: late Apr through Thanksgiving 
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 www.rbg.ca/membership
Languages English
Fees Admission - RBG members receive free admission to all outdoor gardens ; for admission fees, see website www.rbg.ca/visitus  
To become a member at RBG, see www.rbg.ca/membership 
 
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 $1/hour to a maximum of $5 at all sites except for the Arboretum which is $3/hour to a maximum of $15 * a daily parking pass is issued with each general admission purchase.  
 
For additional financial assistance information see www.rbg.ca/subsidy * 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.
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Botanical Gardens/Arboreta

Agency Overview

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