August 1, 2 & 3

Magic and Mischief: An Enchanted Garden Weekend

11AM - 4:00PM | Hendrie Park | Learn More >>

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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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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August 1 to November 30

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat

Arboretum | Learn More >>

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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June 23 – August 11

Country Tuesdays

6PM | Hendrie Park | View our Artist Line-up >>

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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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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September 19

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

September 19

Royal Harvest Feast

RBG Centre | Learn More >>

Join us for our Harvest Feast, featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients from our gardens and neighbourhood, local wines, and craft beers — celebrate the incredible bounty of southern Ontario!

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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

RBG Centre | Check back soon for More Information

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.


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.