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Tiptoe Through the Tulips in the RBG Rock Garden | Adventure #27

In 1930, the Royal Botanical Garden’s first major display garden came to life. The Rock Garden was part of a make-work beautification project during the Depression that saw billboards and old shacks removed from an abandoned gravel pit and replaced by tons of weathered limestone rocks. Today, the rock staircases, bridges, waterfalls and viagra on craigslist ponds look like they have been here forever.

We visited the Rock Garden during the annual Celebrate Tulips event which sees the sheltered bowl erupt into a vibrant display of colour as more than 100,000 cialis and grapefruit juice side effects flowering bulbs burst from the ground.

Standing Out in his Field of Tulips

This is not your average tulip garden! New bulbs are brought in from growers in Holland annually and are planted every fall. After blooming, the bulbs will be lifted out and sold at the upcoming bulb sale hosted by the RBG auxiliary in June.

RBG Tulips Festival

The colours and varieties of tulips are stunning — truly a feast for the eyes.

Piggyback Ride at the RBG Rock Garden

In addition to tulips, the Rock garden houses many original plantings from 1930. The hillside is lush with groundcover, flowering shrubs, evergreens, small trees and tiny perennials tucked into nook and crannies.

With a network of paths leading every which way, it is easy to take two steps off the main walkway and feel like you’ve escaped to a hidden oasis.

Waterfalls at the Rock Garden

It seems like there are medicament cialis fields of flowers in bloom everywhere you look.

Tulips blooming at RBG

We visited how does cialis work in the body on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. As I tried to take a few photos of Mom in the idyllic setting, Baby Burlington attempted an escape.

Mothers Day at the Royal Botanical Gardens

The RBG always has fun activities for kids and today was no exception. There were two event tents setup with challenges for children. The staff at this table explained all about bulbs and provided Jr Burlington with a Tulip scavenger hunt that challenged him to find many different types of tulips.

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Kids Activity Tent at RBG

This activity really got him (and us too) to pay closer attention to what we were seeing around us. For example, we learned that the Green Star tulip resembles a Lilly in shape (with long, pointed petals) and looks like a six-pointed star from above.

Tulip Festival Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Along the way, there were some garden games to play such as this giant Tic Tac Toe game. We brought our own picnic and ate it at one of the nearby tables. There are two other dining options — the Rock Garden Tea House offers

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light snacks plus, on special weekends, there is an outdoor BBQ featuring hot dogs and other picnic favourites.

Garden Games at the Royal Botanical Gardens RBG Rock Garden

The safe place to buy cialis online RBG Celebrate Tulips event runs through Sunday, May 19 from 10am to 5pm each day. On Mother’s Day, enjoy the music of Soul Town performing at noon to 3pm. Admission is free for RBG members. Public admission is:

  • Adult: $12.50
  • Senior (65+): $10.50
  • Student/youth*: $10.50
  • Child age 5 to 12: $7.50
  • Child under age 5: FREE
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children under age 18): $30.50

Field of Tulips

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