May and June

Celebrate Lilacs!

The Arboretum | Learn More >>

Your senses will be overwhelmed by the spectacle of over 700 varieties of these scented shrubs. Stroll through the beautiful Lilac Walk and spread out a picnic blanket at the bottom of Lilac Dell for total relaxation. Read More

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May 23 & 24

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... Read More

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Weekends In May

Weekend Wildflower Walks

1:30PM | Arboretum

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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May 23, 30

Moonlight and Lilacs

Fill your senses with the heady fragrance of lilac and the magnificent vision of springtime colours by the light of the moon. The Lilac Dell exhibits over 600 species and cultivars of common lilacs, and is RBG’s spring... Read More
General admission does not apply. Pre-registration for all moonlight series programs required

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Saturday June 6

SteelRiver Duo

12:00PM – 3:00PM | Laking Garden | Learn More >>

The SteelRiver sound is the musical experience that singer, Lauren Roy and guitarist, William Mukuna produce when performing together. Whether playing at a local club, a restaurant or a reception hall, the duo creates... Read More

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Saturday June 13

Michael Maguire

12:00PM – 3:00PM | Laking Garden | Learn More >>

Michael’s journey led him to study harmony, composition and arranging with Gordon Delamont, whose books Modern Arranging Technique and Modern Harmonic Technique have been called the "holy grail" of... Read More

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May 31

Taming Wildflowers

2:00PM to 3:30PM | RBG Centre | For RBG Members Only

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... Read More
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June 14

Dunstan Morey and Annie Bonsignore

12:00PM - 3:00PM | Laking Garden

Annie Bonsignore, daughter of two musicians, is a singer, pianist and songwriter who grew up and began her musical career in South Africa, performing in concerts, corporate events and commercial jingles. She moved to Canada... Read More

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Weekends in June

Celebrate Iris and Peonies!

Laking Garden

Take in the mesmerizing colour combinations. Explore the peony collection, perennial borders and the hosta walk.

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June 17 – September 9

Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues Wednesdays

6PM | Hendrie Park | Full Artist Line-up coming soon!

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 | Full Artist Line-up coming soon!

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 1 to 26 @ RBG

Panorama

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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

Weekends in 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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July 10

Moonlit Roses

The allure of roses spans centuries and they symbolize different things to cultures around the world. What do roses symbolize for you? How have they changed the course of history in your own life? Roses, like people really do have a story to tell... Read More
General admission does not apply. Pre-registration for all moonlight series programs required

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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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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.