An update on the Rock Garden Rejuvenation Project

Despite two harsh winters that impacted construction schedules, Royal Botanical Gardens is in the final stages of completing the rejuvenation of its famous Rock Garden. RBG will phase the Rock Garden’s opening schedule, beginning with scheduled sneak peeks for members and donors, and exclusive tours and events taking place this fall. An official grand opening will take place in May of 2016 to coincide with spectacular spring blooms.


Rock Garden Videos!

Here we share with you the Rock Garden story and exclusive aerial footage of the rejuvenation. Watch to see how your support will make a difference.
3 Minute Donor Video
1 Minute Video
30 Second Commercial

Rock Garden History

Once an unsightly gravel pit adjacent to Hamilton’s major point of entry from Toronto, Rock Garden was a centrepiece of an ambitious Depression era project to beautify the entrance to Hamilton. The design focused on a major sunken garden and reflecting pool that has since been abandoned near the corner of Old Guelph Road, and the High Level Bridge.

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