June 11 to September 3 (Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues)

Garden Music Nights

6:00PM - 8:30PM | Hendrie Park | Learn More >>

Royal Botanical Gardens continues its annual summer concert series with the return of Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues, showcasing sizzling jazz and blues artists and Country Music Nights, filled with inspiring performances from Canadian country artists. Both shows run from 6 to 8:30 pm.

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July 1 to October 13

Earth Art Exhibition

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Earth Art, also known as “Ephemeral Art”, is an exciting genre of art that has emerged out of the contemporary world’s growing environmental consciousness. Art is created using natural elements – earth, stone, trees, plants, even ice, to create an art form that dialogues with nature...

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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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Weekends in August

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, Discovery Carts and more.

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July 26 to August 31

Shop @ THE GARDENS Summer Sale

10:00AM to 5:00PM | RBG Centre

Save up to 75% on select merchandise during Shop @ THE GARDENS’ Summer Sale!
Each purchase supports RBG’s programs and activities.

August 30 to September 1

Live Reptile Shows: Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo

Aug 30th @ 11 a.m. | Aug 31st @ 11:30 a.m. | Sept 1st @ 11 a.m.
Hendrie Park (Cherry Hill Tent)

Meet animals from around the globe with shows aimed at scientific education and animal awareness, designed to bring out and inspire the young scientist, environmentalist, or animal enthusiast in all of us!

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September 4 & 5

Auxiliary of RBG Fall Plant Sale

September 4th Hours: 9:00AM - 12:30PM | Arboretum
September 5th Hours: 3:00PM - 7:00PM | 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 20

Member’s Mulch Day

8:00AM - 12:00PM | Mercer’s Glen Site (Old Guelph Road)

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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October 11

Moonlight Series | Harvest Moon Feast and Garden Party

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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, Lilacs by the Light of the Moon, Moonlit Roses, and Moonlight Paddle of Cootes Paradise Marsh.

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April 25 to October 13

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!