Lilacs at the Arboretum
May 13 to June 13
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.
Where People, Plants and Nature Cultivate Unforgettable Experiences
cultivated garden areas
km of nature trails
acres of nature sanctuaries
acres of cultivated gardens
species at risk
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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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Courses, Camps & Programs
Your natural choice for extraordinary experiences.
Courses & Workshops
RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness.
RBG’s school programs use hands-on exploration and activities to engage students and to immerse them in the natural world.
Virtual Field Trips
No matter where you are, your class can interact with our educators and scientists and explore topics like biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment.
RBG offers outdoor education programs for little explorers! Join us with your 2 to 5 year old throughout the year for fun and games as we explore and learn about our natural world.
Discovery Camps are about fun, education and respect set in one of the most biologically diverse natural areas in Canada.
RBG aims to be a leader in environmental stewardship and education, by engaging the young leaders of today we are preparing the way for a better tomorrow.
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