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Royal Botanical Gardens by Jen Theodore
Royal Botanical Gardens by Jen Theodore

Royal Botanical Gardens is located scenically at the western tip of Lake Ontario. Four distinct formal gardens are contained with 1,100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Explore and enjoy the many historical outdoor plant collections, the indoor Mediterranean Garden, and 27 km of nature trails. The RBG Centre is the year-round focal point of the gardens — here you find both indoor and outdoor displays, including the Mediterannean Garden greenhouse. Their largest cultivated garden area, Hendrie Park, has something for everyone. This garden truly illustrates the diversity of both plants and garden design. Opened to the public in 1932, the historic Rock Garden is considered the birthplace of Royal Botanical Gardens. Following a significant rejuvenation, the Rock Garden reopened in 2016 to embrace sustainable trends in garden design. More like an English landscape park, the Arboretum home to RBG’s Lilac Collection and a wide variety of trees. www.rbg.ca (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)