Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Royal Botanical Gardens to celebrate grand opening of David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden

HAMILTON, ON, April 25, 2016 /CNW/ - On Friday, April 29, Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) will celebrate the official opening of the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, following a three-year $20 million rejuvenation project. The Rock Garden Rejuvenation Project began with a $14 million commitment from the Federal ($7 million) and Ontario ($7million) Governments and provided the garden with major upgrades in infrastructure, accessibility and landscape.

Originally opened in 1932, the Rock Garden is a gateway to the cities of Hamilton and Burlington, and considered by many to be the birthplace of Royal Botanical Gardens. The garden can now be enjoyed through registered tours between April 30th and May 18th and will open to the general public on May 20th.

MEDIA CONFERENCE

DATE/TIME:

Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. (EST)





LOCATION:        

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden



1185 York Boulevard



Hamilton, ON





DETAILS:

11 a.m. - 

Remarks by political dignitaries and RBG CEO, Mark Runciman



11:30 a.m. -  

Tour and photo opportunities



12 p.m. -

Entertainment and lunch provided at new visitor centre





Related Links: www.rbg.ca/rock

SOURCE Royal Botanical Gardens

For further information: Royal Botanical Gardens: Nick Kondrat Manager, Communications at (905) 527-1158 ext.223, nkondrat@rbg.ca

RELATED LINKS
www.rbg.ca/rock

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