Royal Botanical Gardens - Mission and Vision

We dedicate our expertise in horticulture, conservation, science and education – together with our unique gardens, facilities and natural lands – to inspire and nurture society’s commitment to the environment.

Royal Botanical Gardens is a global leader in how we use plants and the natural world to connect people, place and sustainable behaviors.

About Us

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.

Charitable donations help us to:

  • Protect and restore 2450 acres of nature sanctuaries containing environmentally sensitive habitats, where approx. 50 listed species- at-risk have made their home;
  • Teach the public and educate school children about the importance of plants and nature, and how to be environmental stewards in their community;
  • Create display gardens which beautify our region landscape and teach people how to transfer best practices into their own backyard;
  • Host events that celebrate our landscape and highlight our conservation activities (Fishway demonstrations, nature sanctuary guided tours, children's winter exhibits); and
  • Engage in research projects and networks to pursue environmental sustainability;

Did you know that RBG?

  • Leads a province-wide "Back to Nature" Network to help kids reconnect with the outdoors;
  • Manages one of the largest freshwater marshland restoration projects of its kind in North America;
  • Since 2006, has been appointed Canada's 'National Focal Point for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), part of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity;

These and other leadership initiatives could not be undertaken without the support of our members, donors and volunteers.