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Temporary Closure of Indoor and Outdoor Garden Areas

April 1, 2021

Following advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as Ontario enters a province-wide shutdown, Royal Botanical Gardens’ David ...

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Temporary Closure: Rock Garden

March 28, 2021

Temporary Closure: David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden Following advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as ...

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Healing Garden Project

March 1, 2021

Last spring, I don’t think any of us could have imagined how the year would unfold. It was full of unimaginable loneliness, heartwarming human kindness, and now, a glimmer of hope.  This ...

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Supporting RBG During COVID-19

February 22, 2021

Without plants, human beings wouldn’t exist. You and your loved ones rely on plants for food and the air we breathe. Plants power many aspects ...

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Mark Runciman Retirement and Tribute Fund

February 12, 2021

UPDATE: Thank you to our generous donors for supporting the Mark Runciman Tribute Fund! Your contribution towards the Mark Runciman Tribute Fund assists RBG during this difficult ...

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Celebrating RBG’s Wetlands

February 2, 2021

By Barb McKean, Head of Education, Royal Botanical Gardens. What’s so special about wetlands? While the department at RBG that cares for and manages our ...

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Happy World Wetlands Day

February 2, 2021

Today we are joining all of our friends around the world in celebrating World Wetlands Day. You might be asking yourself, what exactly is a ...

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Temporary Closure of Royal Botanical Gardens due to COVID-19 Dec 26

December 22, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise in Ontario, public health officials and the Province of Ontario have moved southern Ontario into Shutdown mode effective ...

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Temporary Closure of Rock Garden due to Hamilton entering Grey Zone

December 19, 2020

As Hamilton Public Health’s data continues to trend in a negative direction, due to COVID-19, Hamilton has been moved into the Grey Zone / Lockdown ...

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Pledge to Donate your Christmas Tree!

December 17, 2020

UPDATE: we have received enough registrations to complete the project! Thank you for your interest in donating your tree to help with RBG’s conservation efforts! ...

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Princess Point Restoration Project

November 9, 2020

We are undertaking an ambitious restoration and preservation project, so Princess Point remains the natural retreat you value.   Over the past few months, a record number of visitors have ...

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Incentive Program for Ontario Healthcare Workers – Extended!

September 3, 2020

Royal Botanical Gardens is grateful to those in the healthcare community that have been working tirelessly to keep their communities safe in the fight against ...

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All Outdoor Garden Areas Opening with Limited Hours in Phased Reopening

June 3, 2020

As part of a phased re-opening, Royal Botanical Gardens will be opening all outdoor garden areas to the public, beginning Friday, June 5. These areas ...

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RBG to Open Arboretum in Next Phase of Re-opening

May 25, 2020

Royal Botanical Gardens will be opening its Arboretum to the public beginning Wednesday, May 27. We welcome our community to experience the beauty of Royal Botanical ...

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RBG to Open Select Trails for Public Use

May 15, 2020

With the recent announcement of provincial parks reopening for passive use, and considering Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer guidelines, Royal Botanical Gardens will begin opening select ...

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Welcome to the NEW

May 6, 2020

Connect with nature in a brand-new way with the new RBG.CA! As we all do our best to safely celebrate the emergence of spring, Royal ...

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An Update from Royal Botanical Gardens regarding the Chedoke Creek Spill

May 4, 2020

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) has reviewed the City of Hamilton’s recent findings report regarding the evaluation of the impacts to Cootes Paradise and Chedoke Creek ...

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Temporary Closure of Royal Botanical Gardens

March 27, 2020

As organizations worldwide take increased measures to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Royal Botanical Gardens is extending the length of its temporary closure until ...

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