Featured Blooms


Lilacs are breaking bud and fill the Arboretum with sweet smells and speckles of purple, pink white and magenta

Crab Apples and Red Bud

Crabapples and Redbuds hit peak bloom and are attracting plenty of pollinators!


At Laking Garden, early irises emerge along with early herbaceous perennials. Some early peonies are already producing buds. Access to Laking Garden is limited to plains road only because of flooding at Sunfish Pond and Valley Road.

Tulips and Geraniums

Tulips and Gentians bloom at RBG Main Centre and Hendrie Park adding large waves of colour throughout the gardens.

Bloom Times

Bloom time is often influenced by many natural events including temperature and climate. As these can vary from year to year bloom times are influenced by these factors. Below you will find ‘average’ bloom times for a number of RBG’s collections but please bear in mind that if we experience an early or late spring, bloom times could shift up to 10 days earlier or 10 days later.

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