Admission

VisitorAdmission
Members FREE (Please show your membership card)
Adult $16
Youth/Student* $13
Senior** $13
Child age 4 to 12 $9
Child under age 4 FREE
Family (2 adults, 2 children under age 18) $37

*Anyone showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution.
**RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age

To book your group tour contact us here or call 905-527-1158, ext. 521. Please book your guided tour two weeks in advance. For more information, visit the Group Tours page.

Pets are admitted free to our outdoor garden areas and must be leashed at all times. Pets are not allowed in RBG buildings.

Admission fees do not apply to trail users. Trail users are required to pay for parking by using the parking meters available at all trailheads. Alternatively, day parking passes can be purchased from any kiosk.

Policy for Accessibility
Royal Botanical Gardens is committed to accessibility for all visitors. All service and companion animals are permitted in all buildings and garden areas. Wheelchairs are available for use free of charge with identification at the main kiosk/information desk in RBG Centre.

General Admission
Persons with disabilities are required to pay full general admission and one attendant/caregiver will receive complimentary admission.

Membership
All members are permitted unlimited entry to the gardens as a benefit of membership. Members with disabilities are permitted to bring one attendant/caregiver free of charge.

Parking
Pay and Display parking is in effect at all trail heads as well as Laking Garden and the Arboretum when garden kiosks are not in operation. There are five main trailhead locations, Princess Point, Westdale, the Arboretum, Cherry Hill Gate and Rock Chapel, as well as two canoe launch sites, Princess Point & Valley Inn. These lead to 27km of trails within the sanctuaries as well as links to multiple other regional trails. Pay and Display fees are $1/hour to a maximum of $5 at all sites except for the Arboretum which is $3/hour to a maximum of $15. A daily parking pass is issued with each general admission purchase. Please place this parking pass on the dashboard of your vehicle for the duration of your visit. RBG members park for free at all properties by displaying their members’ parking pass in their vehicle. Paid parking is not required at RBG Centre.

Accessibility Information
Click here for more Accessibility Information.

No Smoking Policy
Effective January 1, 2012, Royal Botanical Gardens and its property is smoke-free. Smoking is prohibited in all properties owned by Royal Botanical Gardens. This includes all buildings, common work areas, garden areas, natural lands, trails and parking areas including vehicles. All visitors to Royal Botanical Gardens must leave Royal Botanical Gardens property in order to smoke.

Dog Policy
Royal Botanical Gardens allows dogs in the following areas; Hendrie Park, Rock Garden, Arboretum and all trails. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please be responsible and clean up after your dog. Although dogs are not permitted in RBG Centre (with the exception of working animals), dogs are permitted to enter RBG Centre for the exclusive purpose of entering Hendrie Park. Dogs may enter RBG Centre through the main doors and be led through the Camilla & Peter Dalglish Atrium to the tunnel to Hendrie Park.

Food and Drink Policy – Garden Music Nights
Please note that outside food and drink is not permitted at Garden Music Nights. A variety of food items and beverages are available for purchase. Thank you for support.

Scooter/Bike/Skateboard Policy
Please note that the use of scooters, bicycles, skateboards, etc. is prohibited in all garden areas.

Hours

RBG is a year round attraction with various facilities and areas open throughout the year including holidays.

RBG Centre, the Mediterranean Garden and Hendrie Park (weather permitting) are open every day of the year except January 1st, December 25th and December 26th.

The Laking Garden is open from late April through Thanksgiving.

All trail heads (including the Arboretum) are open year round. The parking lot at Rock Chapel is maintained seasonally and is closed throughout the winter.

RBG Centre
Open Daily: 10am - 8pm

Shop @ THE GARDENS: Daily; 10 am to 5 pm
Mediterranean Garden: Open Daily; 10am - 8pm 
Gardening Information Centre: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 am to 1 pm
Administration: Monday to Friday; 9 am to 5 pm

 

Hendrie Park
Open Daily 10am - 8pm

David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden
Open Daily; 10am - 8pm

Click here for more information about events at the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden.

Laking Garden
Open Daily: 10am – 8pm

Arboretum
Open Daily 10am - 8pm 
Nature Interpretive Centre: Weekdays Only;10 am to 4 pm.

Trailhead Hours:
Dawn to dusk

Restaurants Hours

Greenhouse Café (RBG Centre):
Daily; 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Turner Pavilion Tea House Hours:
Open now through Thanksgiving
10am-5pm
Hours subject to change, please check with RBG staff onsite for updates.

 

The Rock Garden Café:
Daily; 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Click here for more information about dining at the gardens.

2016 Shuttle Bus Schedule

There will once again be a visitor experience shuttle bus that will take visitors to each of the garden areas on weekends and holidays. This service will be in operation beginning Saturday, April 30th and finishing Monday, September 5th on the dates below:

April & May

Sat Apr 30

Sat May 1

Sat May 7

Sun May 8

Sat May 14

Sun May 15

Sat May 21

Sun May 22

Sat May 28

Sun May 29

June

Sat June 4

Sun June 5

Sat June 11

Sun June 12

Sat June 18

Sun June 19

Sat June 25

Sun June 26

 

 

July

Sat July 2

Sun July 3

Sat July 9

Sun July 10

Sat July 16

Sun July 17

Sat July 23

Sun July 24

Sat July 30

Sun July 31

August

Mon Aug 1

Sat Aug 6

Sun Aug 7

Sat Aug 13

Sun Aug 14

Sat Aug 20

Sun Aug 21

Sat Aug 27

Sun Aug 28

September

Sat Sept 3

Sun Sep 4

Mon Sept 5

Each day will begin and finish at RBG Centre. The bus will then travel to the Laking Garden before travelling to the Arboretum and back to RBG Centre. Beginning May 20th the bus will travel from RBG Centre, to the Laking Garden, to the Arboretum then to the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, then to the Hendrie Park parking lot before returning to RBG Centre. This is an approximate 6km round trip. This loop will begin at 10am and finish at 7:45pm. Busses will depart destinations every few minutes based on demand.