Holiday Traditions at RBG

The Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is a national historic site of Canada and a plant biodiversity hot spot. Located just outside of Toronto, in Burlington, RGB's lands consist of 2,400 acres filled with walking trails, at risk-species, an array of blooming seasonal flowers, and acts as a major stop-over point for thousands of migratory birds.

We visited the RBG during the Holiday Traditions event. From Holiday themed activities, to one of the most unique trains exhibitions we have ever seen, and a walk through a magical Mediterranean Garden, RBG was a welcomed escape from the snowy weather outside.

Take a look at our photos.


The drive from Toronto to the RBG in Burlington was about 45 minutes. There is plenty of free parking available.

Holiday Traditions runs until January 5, 2014. If your child like trains, I highly recommend visiting the exhibit. Besides the collection of O-scale trains, the scenic design is beautiful and created with plants, grasses, trees, and flowers.

The Garden Cafe is located inside the main centre and offers lunch between 11:30am and 3:00pm. While usually busy around noon, by 2:00pm, the cafe was quiet and made for a relaxing meal time.

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