Ashraful Khan • Nov 8 2021
Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens are the largest in Canada— and one of the largest in the world.
We took a day trip down to explore two of their most popular gardens: the Rock Garden and Hendrie Park.
Our first stop was Rock Garden, the centrepiece of the Royal Botanical Gardens. 😍
The garden was originally a beautification project during the Depression. Workers brought massive limestone rocks in from nearby quarries to create a structure with stairs, ponds, bridges and waterfalls.
In the past, Rock Garden was home to over 100,000 tulips— though a recent revitalization has emphasized more sustainable practices. 💐
Our next stop was Hendrie Park— the largest section of the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Hendrie Park is home to the Rose Garden, Healing Garden, Scented Garden and even a Medieval Garden.
We noticed a special exhibit going on: Seeing The Invisible.
The augmented reality exhibit lets you see virtual art through your phone or your tablet.
Since the Royal Botanical Gardens is so large, we weren’t able to visit every section in one day.
But there is also The Laking Garden…
…and the Mediterranean Garden. (And even more!)