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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February 1, 7, 22, March 7 & 15

Jazz Brunches - Concert Series

10:30AM - 12:30PM | Auditorium B | RBG Centre | Learn More >>

RBG’s Summer Concert Series moves inside with Jazz Brunches! Experience a sumptuous weekend brunch together with live jazz and the tranquility of Royal Botanical Gardens. Our diverse menu appeals to taste buds of all ages. Brunch includes access to our Mediterranean Garden in bloom and our latest winter exhibit, Frogs: A Chorus of Colours.

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February 28 to March 1

Orchid Society Annual Show

Saturday 12:00PM - 5:00PM | RBG Centre
Sunday 8:00AM – 5:00PM | RBG Centre

The Annual Show will take place on (10 am to 5 pm) at the Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario. In addition to the times noted, photographers using tripods may photograph the displays on Sunday, March 1st from 8 am to 10 am. (No tripods at other times, please.)
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Thursday, March 19th

Ireland’s Generous Nature: The Past and Present Uses of Plants in Ireland

7pm | RBG Centre | Learn More >>

Presented by Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, President, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri

Discover the rich history of the use of the indigenous biodiversity of Ireland, in the form of plants. From food and medicines to drinks and textiles, building materials, and artisanal crafts, the creativity and skill of the people of Ireland ... Read More

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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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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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 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!