Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens has one of the largest collections of rhododendrons in Canada. The garden is on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. The name of the garden changed from Rhododendron Gardens to include Brueckner. This happened after Dr. Brueckner donated hundreds of rhododendrons and azaleas.
The garden has a woodland design which highlights the beauty of the flower displays. This design also provides an all-season garden presence with shrubs and perennials.
The Garden is a 17.78 acre, 7.19 hectare-sized city waterfront park. Before the name Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, the park has the name Cranberry Cove.
The Rhododendron Garden Stewardship Committee handles the garden development and maintenance. They meet every month to discuss the key issues surrounding the garden. The head gardener is a member of the committee and handles the direction of the garden. Volunteers also give their time to maintain the paths and gardens year-round.
Dogs are welcome with their owners in the park but should be on a leash. This restriction is to preserve the beauty of the park and the life of the plants. Owners are also encouraged to keep dogs from peeing on the rhododendrons as it will kill the plant.
Parking is available for 39 vehicles with two accessible parking spaces.
If you’re interested in taking pictures from Friday to Sunday you’ll need to buy a permit. Parking is also limited to four cars per permit. That means it’s important to remember that if you’re planning a photo shoot at the garden.
To find the garden, visitors will need to travel to 660 Lakeshore Road West in Mississauga. You can head to the Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens year-round. To experience the floral display visitors should try and attend from early May to the end of June.