Stunning New Rose Garden Set to Open in Burlington


Finally … it’s time to smell the roses in Burlington.

So put those phones away and let nature take over your senses.

The rejuvenated Rose Garden is opening on Saturday (June 23) at the Royal Botanical Gardens' Hendrie Park.

Access is available from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

You can expect to see major crowds from June to September. 

Centennial Rose Garden was first planted in 1967 but pesticide laws, changing climates, and disease-prone roses have warranted a re-do as the rose collection has suffered.

The new project features diversity of both plants and garden design.

The new Rose Garden plan boasts a spectacular display of roses and companion plants intended to extend seasonal interest and keep diseases at bay.

RBG's focus is on disease-resistant, disease-tolerant and cold-hardy roses, including Canadian introductions, according to information posted on its website.

It's being billed as an "innovative, sustainable and inspiring experience, the quintessential rose garden for Canada’s largest botanical garden."

Donations are welcome.

Roses will be feted on June 23 with entertainment, discovery carts, tours and more, all included in general admission ($18 for adults) or membership.

Will you be checking out the roses in Burlington?

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