May/June

Celebrate Lilacs!

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Your senses will be overwhelmed by the spectacle of 800 varieties of these scented shrubs. Stroll along the beautiful Lilac Walk and spread out a picnic blanket at the bottom of Lilac Dell for total relaxation. Learn about everything in bloom at the Discovery Centre each day.

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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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May 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 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...

Early 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/July

Celebrate Roses!

Hendrie Park

Enjoy RBG’s two acres of fragrant roses in bloom in colours ranging from pure white, cream, buff, yellows, apricots, oranges, pinks, corals and reds. Activities for kids, garden tours and more.

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Wednesdays, June 15 to September 7

Garden Music Nights – Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

6:00PM to 8:30PM | Hendrie Park | Artist Lineup 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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Tuesdays, June 28 to August 16

Garden Music Nights – Country and Roots

6:00PM to 8:30PM | Hendrie Park | Artist Lineup 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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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...

July 30 to August 1

The Enchanted Garden

11:00AM to 4:00PM | Hendrie Park

Calling all gnomes, fairies, pixies and sprites. Make your way to Royal Botanical Gardens where a touch of magic awaits you.

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Daily

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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