June 11 to September 3 (Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues)
June 24 to August 12 (Country Tuesdays)

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

Hendrie Park

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... Read More

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Select Weekends in July and August

Edible Weekends

10:00AM to 4:00PM | Veggie Village, Hendrie Park | Learn More >>

Add a dash of deliciousness to your summer! On special weekends in July and August, head down to Veggie Village for educational programming about growing and cooking vegetables from the garden. On Sundays at 2 p.m., join Catering at RBG in Veggie Village for a cooking demonstration and tasty samples.

Weekends in July

Celebrate Lilies!

Hendrie Park

Lilies are an eye-catching summer bloom that can add a burst of colour to any garden. Visit the lily collection in Hendrie Park to view a variety of lily species and hybrids. Read More.

Weekends in 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, Discovery Carts and more.

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June 7, June 13, July 12 & Aug. 8

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

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Weekends June 15 to August 31

Weekend Wildflower Walks

1:30PM or 3:00PM | Hendrie Park – Kippax Garden

Meet at the Rose Garden Tea House at 1:30 or 3:00 p.m. for a guided walk to explore our beautiful summer wildflowers, then visit the Green Legacy exhibition at RBG Centre to learn more about native plants from across Canada. Free with admission; RBG members free.

August 2 to 4

The Enchanted Garden Weekend

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...

August 23rd & 24th

Teddy Bear Picnic

11:00AM to 4:00PM | Laking Garden

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.

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.

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!