Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)
The Royal Botanical Gardens is the largest of its kind in Canada and is a National Historic Site. Covering over 1100 hectares the RBG had 4 distinct formal gardens; Hendrie Park, Laking Garden, Rock Garden, Arboretum – and 27 km’s of nature trails. Open year round the RBG’s mission is “to promote the public’s understanding of the relationship between the plant world, society and the environment […], and strive to be a global leader in how we use plants in bringing people, places and sustainable behaviour together”. In doing so RBG has worked hard to protect and restore over 2450 acres of nature sanctuaries and sensitive habitats where over 50 species at risk have made their home.
RBG also continues to foster the relationship between nature and human society through various community and volunteer events held throughout the year which range from clean ups to music nights in the gardens.