Contact Information
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
Fax 905-577-0375
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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. 
* mission is to promote the public’s understanding of the relationship between the plant world, society and the environment
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1941
Primary Executive Mark Runciman, Executive Director; Phone: (Business) 905-527-1158 ext 221; Fax: 905-577-0375; Email:
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 
Complex includes:  
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 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
Eligibility No restrictions
Application To become a member at RBG, see
Languages English
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  
To become a member at RBG, see 
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

Agency Overview

Services at this Location

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