Bragging rights at Canada’s largest botanical garden include: the world’s largest lilac collection, 100,000 spring bulbs, 3000 rose bushes, endless trails and the recently restored Rock Garden, a stunning and tranquil National Historic Site. Year-round events alongside award-winning dining round out Hamilton’s own paradise found.
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is Hamilton’s own Paradise Found.
As the largest botanical garden of its kind in Canada, this National Historic Site and part of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, is an open-air museum filled with natural wonders.
The year-round attraction is comprised of 2,700 acres with four distinct gardens, 27 kms of nature trails, and lots to brag about: the world’s largest lilac collection, 100,000 spring bulbs, 3,000 rose bushes, an iris garden, an indoor Mediterranean Garden, to name a few.
RBG is one of those places you can return to throughout the year. The changing seasons bring a different selection of blooms to the gardens and year-round events. Still need convincing? Here are 6 reasons to visit this year.