This beautiful new rose garden is opening near Toronto tomorrow

Jun 22 2018, 4:49 pm

A new Rose Garden is about to open near Toronto.

The Royal Botanical Gardens’ (RBG) opening of its new Rose Garden in Hendrie Park takes place this weekend following a $3 million rejuvenation project.

The garden will officially open to the public on Saturday, June 23 to a weekend that includes tours, live entertainment, interpretive programming, and the Hamilton and Burlington Rose Society Annual Show.

“RBG is thrilled to welcome in a new era of sustainable horticulture to Hendrie Park,” said Head of Horticulture, Jim Mack, in a release. “Much like our rejuvenated Rock Garden, the new Rose Garden embraces new designs and techniques that reflect a more modern, environmentally conscious approach to growing roses. One that people can implement in their home garden.”

According to the RBG, the new Rose Garden focuses on Ontario-hardy, disease resistant roses together with companion plants.

Highlights of the new garden include approximately 3,300 roses displaying 300 different cultivated varieties, 4,500 companion plants and many new enhancements to the garden landscape. This includes upgraded pathways, fences, gazebos and lighting as well as renovations to the Turner Pavilion Teahouse that overlooks the new garden.

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Opening of the Rejuvenated Rose Garden

When: Saturday, June 23
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON
Price: $18 for adults, $15 for Youth/Seniors

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