Biodiversity Celebration

May 22; Arboretum - Learn More>>>

Explore Ontario’s natural wonders through guided hikes, animal showcases, demonstrations and many more. Biodiversity Celebration will have a variety of activities guests can enjoy and demonstrations with RBG experts.

The Canada BioBlitz

July 21–22; Arboretum - Learn More >>>

The Bioblitz will encourage visitors to learn about Ontario’s biodiversity through hands-on exploration with local scientists and community organizations, and engage in a new national citizen science initiative.

20th Anniversary of the Fishway

August 26; Fishway - Princess Point - Learn More >>>

Join RBG biologists and celebrate the Great Lakes' first two-way fishway and carp barrier. Since 1997, the Fishway has been keeping invasive non-native carp out of Cootes Paradise while maintaining the flow of water and populations of native aquatic species.

Children’s Mini-Gardens

May–August; Hendrie Park

Our new Mini-Gardens are helping kids grow! Engage with RBG’s Junior Gardeners Program and see how young minds create horticultural displays.

Centennial Rose Garden Refresh

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

Our centennial Rose Garden is getting a facelift! Watch this exciting project as it gets underway in 2017.The refreshed Rose Garden will allow RBG to interpret and promote Ontario’s innovation in sustainable gardening practices for visitors.

Celebrating Connections - Annuals Display


Throughout our gardens you will discover unique horticultural displays that celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary while exploring multicultural, ecological, historical and sustainable perspectives.

Indigenous People and Plants Discovery Trail

Opening September 17; Arboretum - Learn More >>>

The Indigenous People and Plants Discovery Trail will showcase Anishinabek culture’s relationship with Ontario’s native flora. The trail will be created in partnership with Anishinabek elders and traditional teachers.