Friday, August 18, 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens

Weekend Green

August 2017 - Burlington ON

Click here to see the amazing Lego garden art we saw on our visit.
More garden art

Royal Botanical Gardens developed as a concept in the 1920s under the City of Hamilton Board of Park Management, led by Thomas McQuesten. Initially the proposed botanical garden was to be located along the south shore of Cootes Paradise Marsh surrounding the Hamilton campus of McMaster University. The proposed botanical garden would also protect extensive natural areas along the marsh.

Formal permission was obtained in 1930 from King George V to call the gardens the "Royal Botanical Gardens". At the same time as the proposal for the botanical gardens was under consideration, the City of Hamilton was undertaking an ambitious program of beautification on the nearby Burlington Heights.

First we visited the Mediterranean and cactus gardens.

What an odd plant!

Outside across the street in the Hendrie Park.

Lots and lots of veggies planted by the day camps.

Perfect for wedding photos.

Medicinal gardens with great artwork.

Love in the Mist - very poetic name.

The waterlilies were stunning.


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