The Royal Botanical Garden

As the largest botanical garden of its kind in Canada, this National Historic Site is part of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. The Royal Botanical Garden is known as “Canada’s biodiversity hotspot,” featuring 2,700 acres of historical outdoor plant collections within four distinct gardens and 27 kilometers of nature trails. This open-air museum is filled with gardens, natural wonders, and nature sanctuaries. It contains 25% of all wild plants in Canada and 40% of all wild plants found in Ontario.

The year-round attraction is comprised of the world’s largest lilac collection, 100,000 spring bulbs, 3,000 rose bushes, an iris garden, and an indoor Mediterranean garden, to name a few. The calendar of events includes floral society shows, bloom festivals coinciding with bloom times, plus many other seasonal events. Each visit promises to be a new experience.

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