Celebrate the grand opening of the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden! 

Garden open to the public May 20th

We are excited to present Canada’s premier garden experience!

Respecting the heritage, look and feel of our historic past and celebrating a new era with a modern, beautiful, sensitive and significant renovation, the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden will open on April 30, 2016.

Between April 30 and May 18, the only way to access this stunning garden, now opening after three years of renovations, is by registering for one of our guided walking tours or by purchasing a ticket to one of the two Grand Opening Celebrations. This is the first opportunity to take part in this exciting new chapter in RBG history.



April 30 to May 18

Guided Tours

Celebrate the grand opening of the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden!

Respecting the heritage, look and feel of our historic past and celebrating a new era with a modern, beautiful, sensitive and significant renovation, the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden will open on April 30, 2016.

Between April 30 and May 18 the only way to access this stunning garden, now opening after three years of renovations, is by guided walking tour. This is the first opportunity to take part in this exciting new chapter in RBG history.

Join us for historical and culturally focused guided walking tours to coincide with the start of the spring bloom season and to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Guided Tour Pricing:
• Members $10
• Adult $22.50
• Senior/student* $20.50
• Child age 4 to 12 $17.50
• Child under age 4 FREE
• Family (2 adults, 2 children under age 18) $40.50

Tour tickets must be purchased in advance online or onsite at RBG Centre.

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May 14

Land of Luna – A grand opening celebration for families

6:00PM - 10:00PM

Stay up past your bedtime and spend the night in the Land of Luna!

Put on your most magical outfit and celebrate spring’s return to the new David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden. A fun-filled, fairy-tale evening awaits!

Performances:

Look up to the sky and be mesmerized by aerial artists and stilt walkers while the garden fills with music, magicians, jugglers and fire artists. The evening culminates with a dazzling light show, capturing the spirit of Luna and the new Rock Garden.

Activities:

Grab your swag bag and make your way through Luna’s activity stations. Look through a telescope and learn about the world behind the stars, get your picture taken at the dress-up photo booth and contribute to the Rock mosaic! Participate in a live auction and pick up some great items for your family, courtesy of our generous sponsors.

Cuisine:

We’ve fancied up some old time favourites to deliver a sumptuous culinary experience. Enjoy gourmet grilled cheese, tasty tacos, hand-dipped corn dogs and make a camp-fire classic at the smores station. Complement your meal with a selection of mock-tails.

Tickets: $25 (children 3 and under, free)

The Land of Luna event taking place on May 14th is sold out, however tickets are still available for Luna, our grand opening gala taking place on May 19th.


May 19

Luna – A grand opening celebration for grown-ups

6:00PM - 10:00PM

Spend an evening in the Land of Luna celebrating spring’s triumph at the new David Braley & Nancy Gordon Rock Garden. An evening of gastronomic delight brought forth by local artisans, brewers, winemakers and chefs will transform our rejuvenated garden into a culinary dream.

Performances:

Enjoy an array of live cultural performances from local musicians, thespians and buskers that include fire artists, magicians and acrobats. The evening will crescendo with an inspiring light show, paying tribute to Royal Botanical Gardens’ most cherished and celebrated garden.

Cuisine:

Join celebrated local chefs and take a culinary journey showcasing everything our region has to offer. From locally sourced produce and meats to the finest in the area’s beer, wine and spirits, Luna is an evening under the stars with unique pairing stations designed to let your taste buds soar. Sheer elegance!

RBG is proud to have these talented chefs lend their culinary expertise to Luna:

Dan Megna – Twisted Lemon Restaurant, Lake Road Restaurant
Jonny Blonde – Jonny Blonde Kitchen
Matt Johnny – The Mule
Paddy Townsend – Rapscallion Rogue Eatery
Brandon Ashby – West Plains Bistro
Ken LeFebour — Nellie James Too
And introducing RBG’s new executive chef, Stephanie Brewster.

Click here to meet the chefs of Luna.

Special offer: Package of 8 tickets for the price of 7. Darlene Bennett-Howes at 905-527-1158 ext. 295

Tickets: $150. On sale April 1 - online only. Each ticket receives a $50 tax receipt.

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All tax receipts will be issued post event. Only those purchasing the tickets will be eligible for the tax receipt.


Presenting Sponsor


Entertainment Sponsors

Light Show Presented by Graham Munro Charitable Foundation


Event Sponsors


In Kind Sponsors


Restaurant Sponsors