The RBG recently announced the opening of the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, which has undergone a three-year, $20-million transformation. Please pack-out or properly dispose of any waste. This location has easy access to Hamilton and Burlington by bus as well as off the 403 highway.More, Not even close to being worth the $45 ticket price. Lots of light meals to choose from and then there were the heavenly freshly baked lemon scones with strawberry jam - just a little indulgence....We visited on a Wednesday in late May so it was not that busy. 1 comment on “ The RBG Rock Garden ” Margaret. The restaurant does not control the air conditioning or heating so we had to move three tables from near the window to the center as the air was blowing straight down on us and it was very unpleasant. which was perfect for lunch on a hot day. These tickets do NOT include access to all RBG events. The new Rock garden is just beautiful although I did not see it before. Still need more information? By Alex Henderson, Curator of Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Lilacs (scientific name Syringa) are beloved garden plants and much admired for their showy and fragrant blooms in spring.At the current time it is thought that approximately 21 different species of lilac can be found in the wild. Perched on the top of the newly renovated rock garden the atmosphere is definitely woodsy. Paid Parking is available in either the upper parking lot (off Plains Road W., includes a walk over a bridge and down ramps) or in the lower parking lot (Spring Gardens Road). Parking is available in the large lot across the street, included in your daily admission. Variety of foods... to accommodate all tastes and is reasonably priced More I have gone to all of the RBG trails and gardens this summer. Parking available Our phone number is 860-361-9800. Charitable Registration # 13350 0850 RR0001. Avoid this place. more. Service was pleasant and attentive. It is the perfect spot for indoor or patio eating after enjoying a walk thorough the gardens or just stopping by for a bite to eat. Nikola and Julia were both attentive without being intrusive. Our family attended the Sunday “jazz brunch” (which was not jazz, FYI) on Father’s Day. There are various gardens each with their own special plants and designs. The restaurant does not control the air conditioning or heating so we had to move three tables from near the window to the center as the air was blowing straight down on us and it was very unpleasant.More, Three ladies stopped here for lunch following a flower show at the RBG main building. The lilac vale was in full bloom with incredible perfumes. Contact us to connect with the memberships team. The RBG are massive and it takes a while to get around. Washrooms are available in the Rock Garden Visitor Centre, or in the bottom level of the Garden House (in the lower bowl of the garden). We are located at 459 Main Street, Watertown, CT 06795. We repeatedly had to ask our server for more water, to clear our plates, to provide additional napkins after he spilled a drink on our table. Does this restaurant offer table service? Our park map is a high-resolution image (about 5MB). © Royal Botanical Gardens. Menu and hours at the link below. Please be responsible and clean up after your dog. Find specific event details at rbg.ca/events. The kitchen is open to view. Open seasonally for lunch. So give us a call at (905) 527-1158 or drop in to our place in Burlington and enjoy a fine meal in comfortable surroundings. The Cafe has a … so we had to wait another 10-15 minutes. Visit it at different times of day and different times of year — you’ll always find something new! September 8 to December 31: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rock Garden to Laking Garden: 1.1 km / 0.7 miles, Rock Garden to Hendrie Park / RBG Centre: 1.6 km / 1 mile, Rock Garden to the Arboretum: 1.3 km / 0.8 miles (walking not recommended. Parking passes available from the garden kiosk with paid General Admission. Royal Botanical Gardens temporarily closed as of Dec 26. The species and varieties you see here are a spectacular collection from around the world, varying from huge pines to dwarf spruce and ancient “living fossils.”. This location has easy access to Hamilton and Burlington by bus as well as off the 403 highway. Following the guidance of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and local public health services, Royal Botanical Gardens will be temporarily closed to the public as of Saturday, December 26. Please consider driving or biking between locations, or using the shuttle service when available (weekends, spring to mid-summer). Is this a place where you pay before receiving your order? Scope of Work: Renovation of existing structures, replacement and restorative work of the existing gardens including a sustainable redesign of the garden area with enhanced water features. Coronavirus has created a significant financial challenge that threatens our future. Wearing bright green hard hats (yep, the colour was intentional) and yellow vests, since construction is still underway, the rain held off long enough for us to get a great first public viewing of what’s to come. See the full events calendar for information on admission requirements for specific events and activities. Vegetables looked like they were...a day old and reheated to lukewarm. This sustainable design style has environmental benefits, requiring less replanting and soil disturbance. If your answer is yes perhaps its time you considered a new challenge in life such as the film Maneater of Hydra?This Spanish–German co-production was released in 1967 and directed by American expatriate Mel Welles. The Rock garden was also very nice but a bit of a disappointment from the old rock garden. General Admission also includes access to all other garden areas for the day, and a parking pass to be used at RBG trailheads. Overall, it was a nice lunch and we would return.More, Absolute ripoff for $45. The staff in the center were very friendly and helpful. Nice afternoon day off then wander down the garden.More, the food was good, the view spectacular and prices reasonable, would certainly do this stop again while visiting the gardens, You'll most definitely build a hunger with all the walking at the RBG so while at the Rock Garden stop by the Cafe and enjoy a very tasty mid-range meal made with local ingredients as well as vegetables from the grounds when in season. Bloom times can vary from year to year as they are influenced by many natural events including temperature and climate. Following a significant rejuvenation, the Rock Garden reopened in 2016 to embrace sustainable trends in garden design and management while respecting the integrity of its heritage setting. Nature sanctuaries allow you to get up close with birds, ... info@rbg.ca. At the rear of the restaurant, the Wentworth Elm Tasting Room is a cozy spot for private functions and more intimate gatherings. It felt light to the palette. Bold swaths of brilliant perennials provide sweeps of inspiring colour and texture throughout all seasons. Just outside the visitor centre, this elegant space serves as both a welcoming point for guests making their way outdoors and a venue for social occasions and gatherings. Nicely maintained. Report Inaccuracy: "RBG Rock Garden" We are proud to present the rejuvenated David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, our new garden, respecting our iconic treasure’s heritage, look and feel while celebrating the beginning of a new era with a beautiful, modern renovation. HOLIDAY HOURS: RBG is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the following exceptions: ️ Dec 21-23, 27-30, Jan 2, 3: RBG Centre/He… December 16, 2020 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, but it also sparked an exciting virtual project here at Royal Botanical Gardens. Nice afternoon day off then wander down the garden. We look forward to seeing you soon! This location is accessible by public transit. All reviews rock garden tea house main building laking garden gift shop beautiful flowers hiking trails rbg plants bloom lilac nature greenhouse displays spring gardeners membership . I especially love the sweeping views – it’s such a tranquil garden. The café’s outdoor patio provides an inspiring bird’s-eye view of the garden’s rejuvenated lower bowl, a perfect spot to relax. Enjoy your meal on one of the garden’s many benches or bring your own blanket for a picnic! Welcome to Rock Garden Cafe! Reader's Garden Cafe is a perfect place to relax and have a good conversation. Some special events at this location may not accommodate dogs. Visitor Centre 414 Locust Street Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1T7 Phone: 905-634-5594 Fax: 905-634-7220 Toll Free: 1-877-499-9989 It is the perfect spot for indoor or patio eating after enjoying a walk thorough the gardens or just stopping by for a bite to eat. In the summer months, lotus flowers grow within the winding waters. The classic Rock Garden destination at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) in Ontario re-opened to the public in May 2016 after a three-year, $20-million rejuvenation project in the garden, located between the cities of Hamilton and Burlington. Located in the wonderful headquarters building of the Royal Botanical Gardens, this small cafe - aimed mostly at lunchtime visits, has a limited menu, is noisy, crowded but worth a visit. We visited on a Wednesday in late May so it was not that busy. The David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden embraces environmentally friendly trends in garden design and management while respecting the integrity of its heritage setting. Student ticket requires showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution. Visit our world-leading botanic gardens and discover our science and conservation work. The lower bowl of the garden includes flat pathways with some arched bridges. A shared small scone with jam completed our meal. Outside food is permitted at the gardens during regular hours (restrictions apply during RBG After Dark and other special events). Bike racks are available outside the Rock Garden visitor centre, and in the parking lot across the street. Paid parking available inside the traffic circle, or just inside the kiosk gates. See rbg.ca/rock-garden-cafe for menu and hours. It is truly a garden for the 21st century, one that embraces sustainable trends in garden design and management while respecting the integrity of its heritage setting. This event is held at Rock Garden, located at 1185 York Boulevard, Hamilton Ontario. They did a great job. 24 of us roamed the rock garden and then had lunch in this cafe. 905-527-1158 I shouldn’t have had to ask for a discount on our bill to make up for our long wait time, but I did. This location is accessible by public transit. It is an easy walk from the parking lot. It was incredibly hot but still a lot of visitors walking around and admiring the gardens and grounds. The centre operates as the main entrance to the garden and houses a fully operational restaurant and conference facility that accommodates up to 130 people for weddings, corporate and private functions. Have the restrictions for COVID-19 left you feeling bored, frustrated and in need of new horizons? The arboretum was incredible. The a la carte...menu is included with your ticket price but very small portions and average tasting - and also took forever to arrive. A shared small scone with jam completed our meal. Parking passes available from other garden areas during general admission. Alpine plants representing true rock garden vegetation grow from beautiful stone walls, and gentle waterfalls create an ideal atmosphere for cocktail receptions and special events. Rock Garden is located along bus routs for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. 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