Tickets for Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario

Visit Canada's historic gardens and immerse yourself in the great outdoors

Botanical Gardens
Open Today 10:00 - 20:00
RBG Centre/Hendrie Park/Rock Garden
Open Today 10:00 - 17:00
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
Instant ticket delivery
Wheelchair accessible: Limited number of wheelchairs available to use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, upon presentation of a photo ID
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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  • Explore Hamilton's picturesque botanical gardens, which were given the royal seal of approval by King George V
  • Wander around endless tranquil spaces, including a rock garden, an arboretum, and a sublime scented garden
  • Take your pick of the National Historic Site's nature trails, and get lost in Canada's blooming natural wonder


Set across 1,100 hectares of nature reserve, Ontario's lush Royal Botanical Gardens are an outdoor enthusiast's dream. This horticultural haven is nestled within the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, an hour's drive from the falls and 40 mins from Toronto.

Meander through five formal gardens – including a whispering arboretum and exotic Mediterranean garden – and hike 27km of colourful, serene nature trails. Take photos, leave footprints, and revel in Canada's ecological paradise.

Insider tip

If all that outdoor adventuring has left you a little weary, stop for a drink and a bite at the rock garden's chilled café-restaurant. There are also hand-made souvenirs, tasty local produce and nuggets of garden inspiration available at the gift shop. Why not take home something for your garden as a permanent reminder of your royal visit?



What's included

Access to all five garden areas
A parking pass for the Arboretum, Laking Garden, and RBG's trailheads
Any discovery programming scheduled for the day of visit
Shuttle bus (when in season)

What's not included

Access to some events
Additional info
  • Arboretum: Between mid-June and early May, open from dawn to dusk. Rest of the year: 10:00-20:00
  • Laking Garden is closed between January and early May
  • The shop is open 10:00-17:00
  • Shuttle service inside the Gardens: Weekends + holidays (Victoria Day, Canada Day, August long weekend), early May - early August, 10:00-19:30 (final pick-up 19:00). Included in your ticket price. Before boarding the shuttle, please first visit one of the garden area kiosks to show your smartphone ticket and have your hand stamped
  • Walking from garden to garden is possible but please be aware that the property is spread out over 1,100 hectares of gardens and nature sanctuaries, with kilometers between the cultivated gardens. Please consider driving or biking between locations, or using the shuttle service when available

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket


Show your smartphone ticket to one of the staff members at the entrance of the gardens.


Opening hours

Botanical Gardens
Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 20:00
Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 20:00
RBG Centre/Hendrie Park/Rock Garden
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00

How to get there

Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
680 Plains Road West, ON L7T 4H4, Burlington
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Ratings & reviews

based on 11 reviews
Sep 18, 2020
Beautiful well kept gardens. A nice place to visit and explore.
Sep 11, 2020
Aug 30, 2020
Breathtaking, Fantastic, Amazing,

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