McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
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Royal Botanical Gardens

The Arboretum is an English landscape park, cared for and maintained by the Royal Botanical Gardens. As implied by its name, the Arboretum is the place where visitors can view a broad assortment of trees and other such flora up close! It is especially beautiful to visit during the Spring and Fall months when the flowers and trees are either in bloom or changing colour.

Fun fact! Before the Arboretum was a local landmark, it was a dairy farm! In all, the Arboretum is a great place to take a peaceful walk and get back to our local roots!

Arboretum Website 

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16 Old Guelph Rd, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H9, Canada

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