Constructed more than 80 years ago, Royal Botanical Gardens’ Rock Garden has been the stunning centerpiece between two of our province’s great cities, Hamilton and Burlington. For generations, it has been a favourite for brides and grooms, families and friends, photographers and tourists. Many memories have been born and great moments lived at RBG’s Rock Garden and now, this jewel in our community, this iconic fixture, is changing and changing for the better.
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RBG Giving Programs
Meet Chaz, the baby Blanding’s Turtle. Click here to read his story online or to make your donation online to support turtle conservation at RBG.
RBG is committed to giving every child, regardless of their financial situation, an opportunity to fall in love with nature. Become a Green Angel to a child in need today!
Support Growing Up Green: where the need is greatest!
Help fund education and outreach programs, children’s educational exhibits and RBG horticulture and conservation efforts.
Leave your legacy with a planned estate gift or a tax-saving gift.
Celebrate or commemorate today’s events or yesterday’s memories.
Learn more about RBG’s new text-to-donate program!
Growing up Green & Green Angels – We need your support!
Growing Up Green
You can help us Plant Seeds for Life! With a donation to Growing up Green, you can ensure an active, vibrant and healthy future for the children of today and tomorrow through our horticultural and conservation projects and award-winning educational programming. These initiatives work to sustain and provide even more green spaces for our children, allowing them the opportunity to fall in love with nature. Every dollar makes a difference.
You can be a Green Angel to a child in need today! With a donation to the Green Angels fund you can help us provide the opportunity for every child to fall in love with nature. Your donation will provide the helping hands that guide disadvantaged, special needs and new Canadian children to that magical place where they can explore, learn and let their imagination grow in a safe environment – the natural world of Royal Botanical Gardens.
Your donation subsidizes:
- School and children's programming
- School transportation costs
- Admission passes
Inquire about receiving Green Angels financial assistance.
Green Angels Society
Gifts of any denomination can be made to the fund, but realizing the importance of this project and that donors may wish to do more, it is with gratitude that we honor donors who have made a contribution of $500 or greater through the Green Angels Society. The Society is our way of saying thank you and encouraging others to follow in our donors’ footsteps. Society membership recognizes the direct role donors play in connecting children and their families to nature.
Members of the Green Angels Society enjoy the following benefits:
- An income tax receipt for their gift
- An invite to RBG's Annual General Meeting
- Society membership pin
- Recognition in RBG's Annual Report to the Community
- Recognition on RBG's website as a Member of the Society
- A special invitation to a members-only reception where we celebrate the impact of their gifts
To learn more about how to become a Founding Member of the Green Angels Society, please call 905-527-1158 (1-800-694-4769), ext. 290.
Legacy Giving Program
Royal Botanical Gardens depends on its members, donors and volunteers to continue our important charitable work. Our Legacy Program is a way to show your commitment now, without affecting your income today. Legacy gifts can take many forms: a bequest, charitable gift annuity, RRSP/RRIF or life insurance policy. Each of these options can provide a significant tax advantage and RBG recommends donors seek legal and financial planning advice when making such a gift.
To learn more about how you can make a planned gift and/or other tax-saving giving options, please call 905-527-1158 (1-800-694-4769), ext. 295.
RBG Tribute and Memorial Program
Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to cherish today’s events and yesterday’s memories. Gifts of any denomination can be made in memory of a loved one or to honour an event, individual or family. Every tribute gift is acknowledged with a card sent to the honoured individual or next of kin. Additional recognition is provided in RBG’s Paradise Found and Annual Report to the community.
RBG has additional donor tribute options through our Memorial Tree and Bench Program. To learn more about this program, please call 905-527-1158 (1-800-694-4769), ext. 229.