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A festival celebrating the nature, culture and heritage of the Americas and the Caribbean, while promoting healthy, active living and environmental awareness. These regions are represented through plants, natural landscapes, food, environmental art and music performed in nature... Read More

June and July

Celebrate Roses!

Hendrie Park

Enjoy the RBG’s two acres of fragrant roses in bloom in colours ranging from pure white, cream, buff, yellows, apricots, oranges, pinks and corals and reds. Activities for kids, garden tours and more.

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June 17 – September 9

Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues Wednesdays

6PM | Hendrie Park | View our Artist Line-up >>

Another stunning lineup of live music in the gardens. Drinks and dinner available. Held rain or shine. Regular admission applies, FREE to RBG members.

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June 23 – August 11

Country Tuesdays

6PM | Hendrie Park | View our Artist Line-up >>

RBG goes a little bit country! Get ready for hot summer nights filled with inspiring performances from home-grown Canadian talent. Grab a cold drink, enjoy some delicious BBQ and let your hair down in the beauty of Hendrie Park.

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July 11 & 12

Ontario Regional Annual Lily Show

July 11: 1:30PM - 5:00PM | July 12: 10:00AM - 3:00PM | RBG Centre

Visit the Ontario Regional Lily Society’s Annual Lily Show, either as an exhibitor or spectator. Entries to the show may be placed Friday evening or Saturday morning as specified in the show schedule. Come and see what has been growing in our gardens this year!

Weekends In June

Weekend Wildflower Walks

1:30PM | Hendrie Park

Join a Garden Interpreter for a guided walk along our trails and see what’s in bloom in our natural lands!
Free with admission; RBG members free.

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August 1, 2 & 3

Magic and Mischief: An Enchanted Garden Weekend

11AM | Hendrie Park | More information coming soon

Calling all Gnomes, Fairies, and Pixies! Come to RBG for a weekend of Face painting, Fairy Tales, and much, much more!

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August 29, 30

Teddy Bear Picnic

11AM | Laking Garden | More information coming soon

Bring along your furry friends and join us for a day of teddy bear-themed crafts, activities and stories. Meet a “life-sized” teddy, go on a scavenger hunt and enjoy a delicious picnic! It’s a day sure to be filled with Kodiak moments.

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Programs Starting Aug. 13, Sept. 17 & Oct. 1

Plant Identification Workshops

10:00AM - 3:00PM | Arboretum | Learn More>>

Royal Botanical Gardens offers botanical identification workshops for conservation and environmental professionals, ecologists, and horticulturists. Courses are also suitable for... Read More

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September 19

Migration Fest

10:00AM - 3:00PM | Arboretum | Learn More>>

Join us in the beautiful backdrop of fall colours at the Arboretum as we celebrate fall and migration season. Before our feathered and fluttering friends head south, join us for a... Read More


The International Sculpture Collection

Hendrie Park | Learn More >>

In 2013 Dan Lawrie, Hamilton businessman and Burlington resident, made a 10-year commitment to donating sculpture to Royal Botanical Gardens which has created The International Sculpture Collection.

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Open through summer 2015

Green Legacy

RBG Centre, Mezzanine

Explore the beauty, diversity and vulnerability of Canada’s native plants in this interactive, family-friendly exhibition. Developed by RBG in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Green Legacy challenges us to think about native plants and how they define our country and ourselves.