Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection

June–December; Hendrie Park - Learn More >>>

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.

Garden Music Nights Concert Series

June14 – September 6; Hendrie Park - Learn More >>>

Royal Botanical Garden’s live summer concert series returns to beautiful Hendrie Park. Tap your feet to jazz and blues music every Wednesday and enjoy country and roots music on Tuesdays. We’re celebrating Canada and Ontario’s 150th with some great homegrown talent!

The Tenors: A Signature Performance!

Sunday, June 4; Hendrie Park – Learn More >>>

Showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles, blending classical music and contemporary pop, the award-winning and multi-platinum band perform in the tranquility of Mitchell’s Field in RBG’s Hendrie Park.

Shakespeare At the Rock

August 14-18, 21-26, 28-September 1; Rock Garden – Learn More >>>

The David Braley & Nancy Gordon Rock Garden will come to life this August with William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. The unique Rock Garden setting provides the perfect atmosphere for a night of theatre under the stars. 15 showings presented by Tottering Biped Theatre Company.

The Great Pumpkin Trail

October 19 and 20 - Learn More >>>

Join us for our signature Halloween event, a magical nighttime adventure along the Pumpkin Trail! The glow from hundreds of jack-o-lanterns lights your way and guides you along a kilometer of trail and garden paths. Visitors are treated to live entertainment and other pumpkin-themed activites. Pre-registration required for this time-ticketed event.

T.B. McQuesten Sculpture Competition

November; Rock Garden - Learn More >>>

RBG founder Thomas Baker McQuesten B. McQuesten The T.B. McQuesten Sculpture Competition will celebrate the legacy of the community leader and set in motion the process of honouring him in perpetuity.


Thursday November 30

RBG's Fest-of-Ales returns to help kick off the holiday season in the best way possible - with craft beer! We're going big this year with more breweries, more food stations, two DJ's, a cash bar for those wanting libations other than beer, and a mocktail station for our important DDs!