May 1

FYI Lifestyle Show

10:00AM - 4:00PM | RBG Centre | Learn More >>

This year’s extensive list of exhibitors includes retirement residences, cruise companies, financial experts, health practitioners and tour operators. The FYI Lifestyle Show also features retailers and community groups that offer opportunities for fun and outlets for various talents...

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May 7

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea - Sold Out

4:00PM | 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. Reservations required. Payment required upon booking.*

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May 8

Mother’s Day Brunch - Sold Out

Seatings 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.
Reservations required. Payment required upon booking.*

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Spring Plant Sale on Hiatus

RBG is taking a year off from its annual plant sale to give itself time to reimagine this event with a new vision for 2017. RBG wants to propagate more of the plants used in its collections and this hiatus will allow staff time and resources to operationally plan what is needed for this initiative.

May 8, 29, June 19

Fishway Operation

Lifts at 10:00AM & 2:00PM | 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...

May 14

Land of Luna – A grand opening celebration for families

Family Event | 6:00PM - 10:00PM | Rock Garden | Learn More >>

Stay up past your bedtime and spend the night in the Land of Luna! Put on your most magical outfit and celebrate spring’s return to the new David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden. A fun-filled, fairy-tale evening awaits!

The Land of Luna event taking place on May 14th is sold out, however tickets are still available for Luna, our grand opening gala taking place on May 19th.

May 19

Luna – A grand opening celebration for grown-ups

Gala Event | 6:00PM - 10:00PM | Rock Garden | Learn More >>

Spend an evening in the Land of Luna celebrating spring’s triumph at the new David Braley & Nancy Gordon Rock Garden. An evening of gastronomic delight brought forth by local artisans, brewers, winemakers and ...
Tickets by registration only, on sale April 1

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May 21 and May 22

Biodiversity Celebration

10:00AM-4:00PM | Arboretum | Learn More >>

There is no better place to celebrate the diversity of life than Royal Botanical Gardens, one of Ontario’s Biodiversity Hotspots! Join us for a day of exploration and hands-on fun with local animals, plants, and ...

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April 30, May 7, 28, June 11, July 9

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.

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General admission does not apply. Pre-registration for all moonlight series programs required

May 26

History of RBG's Rock Garden

7:00PM to 8:30PM | RBG Centre | Learn More >>

Since opening in 1932 Rock Garden has undergone decades of change, culminating in the 2013–2016 rejuvenation project. The area also has a fascinating history, with stories stretching back to... Read More
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June 15 and 16

Garden Clubs of Ontario Triennial Flower Show

All Day | RBG Centre | Learn More >>

Considered the best floral design exhibition in Canada, the Triennial Flower Show, hosted by Garden Clubs of Ontario and this year titled, "Art Through the Ages: a Floral Journey", must not be missed...


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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