The Royal Botanical Gardens was originally built as a make-work project during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Today it is a National Historic Site that protects environmentally sensitive habitats. It is also a great source of education for the public and school children.about the significance of plants and nature.
Here are some pictures from my visit to RBG.
Hendrie Park is home to extensive rose gardens and reflecting pools.
Turner Pavilion Tea House in Hendrie Park
The Morrison Woodland Garden in Hendrie Park
The Mediterranean Room (in the Royal Botanical Gardens Centre)
The Laking Garden
The Laking Garden contains collections of iris and peony species and cultivars. There are also collections of hostas, day lillies and ornamental grasses.
The Royal Botanical Gardens is an absolute delight. There is so much to explore and discover that one
visit is not nearly enough to see everything. I did not have time to see the Arboretum with its diverse collection of lilac species and cultivars. The Arboretum also has crabapples , dogwoods, magnolias and tree-lined paths.
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