August 1 to November 30

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat

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Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat is a travelling exhibit at Royal Botanical Gardens that provides a compelling look on the importance of endangered trees... Read 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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September 12

The Auxiliary of RBG Fall Plant Sale

9:00AM - 12:00PM | Arboretum | All items are half price!

Before you put your gardens to bed, give them one last makeover. Interesting perennials, shrubs, ornamental grasses, and more. We accept MasterCard, Visa, cheques, debit and cash.

September 19

Fall 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

October 22 and 23

The Great Pumpkin Trail

Hendrie Park | More Information and Registration Coming Soon!

Join us for a magical night-time adventure on the Pumpkin Trail! The glow of hundreds of jack-o-lanterns light the way and guide you along a kilometre of woodland and garden trails. Pre-registration required.

November 14 to January 3

Holiday Traditions

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RBG’s annual holiday season celebration featuring the RBG Train Show. Stroll through beautiful Hendrie Park strewn with magical Christmas lights, enjoy festive holiday music and make your way through the Candy Cane Garden to see Santa at his cabin.

December 3


7:00 – 10:00PM | RBG Centre | Buy tickets today

Do you love craft beer? We love craft beer too! And we certainly love the botanical ingredients at the heart of them! Quench your thirst with 12 local and regional craft breweries and devour delicious eats. Increase the merriment by touring our holiday RBG Train Show while you're here.

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The International Sculpture Collection

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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.