January 17 to April 12

Frogs: A Chorus of Colours

RBG Centre | Learn More >>

Be amazed by the colorful world of frogs, the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing, and adaptively remarkable life forms on earth. If you’ve never thought of frogs as beautiful, this exhibition will change your mind!

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Sunday April 5th

Easter Brunch

Seating at 10:00AM and 1:00PM | RBG Centre | Learn More >>

Celebrate Easter at RBG! Stroll through the Gardens and join us for a delicious spread. Registration required.

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April 6, 12, 26, May 10, 24, June 14

Fishway Operation

10:00AM and 2:15PM | Fishway | Learn More >>

Come out and see firsthand the fish that live in Hamilton Harbour and Cootes Paradise Marsh. The Fishway provides an excellent opportunity for the public to view native fish up close and learn about the conservation projects that are helping to restore this ecologically sensitive wetland.
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Saturday, April 18

Member’s Mulch Day

8:00AM - 12:00PM| Mercer’s Glen Site (Old Guelph Road, next to Hwy 403 overpass)

Members! Help yourselves to our mulch — a small donation offsets the cost of providing this opportunity. Bring your own containers, shovel or scoop and your membership card as this event is exclusive to RBG members.

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Saturday, April 18

Native Plant Sale – Farmers Market Style

10:00AM to 3:00PM | RBG Centre, Main Parking Lot

Have you been wondering who the suppliers of locally sourced native plants are. Visit RBG Centre to purchase native plants, trees and shrubs for your garden from many of the regions native plant vendors. Experts will also be on hand to answer questions about increasing biodiversity by gardening with native plants and making your yard wildlife-friendly. Everyone is welcome to this free event! Rain or shine (event will move indoors in inclement weather)
Cash sales only – ATM on-site

Saturday, April 18

Community Earth Day Planting

North West area of Churchill Park – RBG Ravine Trail entrance

An Earth Day planting event will be held at Royal Botanical Gardens, located at the Westdale Trailhead entrance to the Cootes Paradise Nature Reserve. A large number of native shrubs and trees will be planted as part of the first stage of implementing the new Churchill Park Management Plan designed to both enhance the park and protect Cootes Paradise. The goal of the planting is complement the newly made over entrance and planned park trails, as well as restore a more appropriate forest border along the park. Event specific details can be found on the Earth Day Hamilton Website.

May 7 to 9

39th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 7 to 9; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
(Member’s Only Day Wednesday, May 6; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Arboretum, Old Guelph Rd, Dundas | Learn More >>

Ask advice from master gardeners and plant experts, purchase an incredible selection of past favourites, the latest cultivars and unusual plants.
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Saturday May 9th

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

4:00PM | Gardens Café, RBG Centre | Learn More >>

Show mom how much you care and treat her to afternoon tea. Enjoy a variety of tea sandwiches, scones and mini pastries. Registration required.

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Sunday May 10th

Mother’s Day Brunch

Seating at 10:00AM and 1:00PM | RBG Centre | Learn More >>

Treat mom to a day at the Gardens. Enjoy a delicious brunch and tour the spring blooms. Registration required.

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May 31

Taming Wildflowers

2:00PM to 2:30PM | RBG Centre

Join wildflower-tamer Miriam Goldberger for a lesson on bringing the beauty of wildflowers into your own garden. This program focuses on growing, harvesting and designing with hardy perennial wildflowers, as well as the benefits of wildflower-gardening in farms, parks and all sorts of gardens. The talk is augmented by stunning photos from Miriam’s 100-acre flower farm.
RSVP to Danielle, , 905-527-1158, ext. 514

May 9, 23, 30 & July 10

Moonlight Series

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Experience the splendor of Royal Botanical Gardens by the light of the moon! With a signature cocktail in hand, music in the air, and a brilliant moon overhead, guests will join RBG experts for a leisurely tour and learn about some of The Gardens’ most celebrated features. This nighttime series features Magnolias by Moonlight, Cherry Blossoms By The Light Of The Moon, Moonlight and Lilacs, Moonlit Roses.
General admission does not apply. Pre-registration for all moonlight series programs required

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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. Take part in one of our free Green Legacy wildflower walks this spring and summer!