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Lilacs at the Arboretum

May 13 to June 13

Spring into the season and revel in RBG’s beautiful Lilac Collection! Blooms enthusiasts and adventure-lovers alike will enjoy spring at Arboretum.

From delicate and ephemeral wild plants and flowering trees to beautiful migrating birds and wonderful nature trails, every spring visit to the Arboretum brings a new adventure. 

Timed-ticket admission is required for all visitors and RBG Members.

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Where People, Plants and Nature Cultivate Unforgettable Experiences

  • 5

    cultivated garden areas
  • 27

    km of nature trails
  • 2,400

    acres of nature sanctuaries
  • 300

    acres of cultivated gardens
  • 50+

    species at risk
  • 2,400+

    plant species
  • 312,000+

    individual plants
  • Explore RBG

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We’re bringing you articles, kids’ activities, videos, recipes, and more from Canada’s largest botanical garden. New content each week as part of RBG at Home!

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RBG Gardens, Trails & Experiences

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Royal Botanical Gardens is located at the western tip of Lake Ontario. Five distinct formal gardens are contained with 1,100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Explore and enjoy the many historical outdoor plant collections, the indoor Mediterranean Garden, and 27 km of nature trails.

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Become an RBG Member

Members have access to the following benefits when presenting their membership card and one piece of photo identification.

  • Unlimited Visits All Year Round
  • Free Parking
  • Specialty Food, Gift & Program Discounts
  • Pre-Sale and Discounts to Special Ticketed Events
  • Subscription to Members' Magazine, Paradise Found
  • Free admission to RBG's Winter Exhibit
  • Free Admission and Discounts at Botanical Gardens Across North America

Come to Your Senses and Reconnect with Nature