This Weekend at RBG: September 23 and 24

There's always something new at RBG! Check back each week for an updated list of tours, events, classes, entertainment, and more!
For information on future weekends and the weekday schedule, check out the RBG visitor events calendar.



Get Active



Back to Nature Hike

2:00 p.m. | A different location each week
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Each Sunday of the month our volunteer Back to Nature hike leaders offer free hikes through the vast ecosystems of RBG’s lands, allowing people to familiarize themselves with the area so they can continue to explore with their friends and family.


September 24: Cootes South Shore; meet at the Aviary parking lot on Oak Knoll Drive, Hamilton



Starting September 18, 2017

Anishinaabe waadiziwin
New Educational Trail

Trail head at Arboretum
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Native plants provided indigenous peoples with almost all of life’s essentials. Starting in the Arboretum near the Nature Interpretive Centre, this new trail explores plants used by the Anishinaabe peoples, and their connections to culture, language, ecology and history.



Displays and Exhibits


Sunday September 24

Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Hamilton’s 49th Annual Flower Exhibition

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. RBG Centre
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The Ikenobo Ikebana Society – Hamilton Chapter, welcomes Professor Junko Inagaki (Tokai chapter) from Ikenobo Headquarters, Kyoto, Japan. The 49th Annual Flower Exhibition comes to RBG this Sunday.



June - September

Celebrating Connections - Annuals Display

Across RBG

Throughout our gardens you will discover unique horticultural displays that celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary while exploring multicultural, ecological, historical and sustainable perspectives.




Daily, June - December

Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hendrie Park
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In 2013, Hamilton businessman and Burlington resident Dan Lawrie donated the first sculpture of The International Sculpture Collection to Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2017, new sculpture will be added to celebrate the Sesquicentennial.




What's In Bloom


What's in Bloom at RBG

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Across RBG
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Take a self-guided tour, and see what flowers and plants are at their peak across RBG Gardens and Nature Sanctuaries.


Plant of the Week

Seven-Son Flower; Rock Garden
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Check back each week to discover the history and features of a selected plant before coming out to see it in person.