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Controlled Burn and Prairie Management

January 23, 2024

Controlled Burns in RBG Nature Sanctuary No controlled burns are planned for RBG’s Nature Sanctuaries in 2024.  Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savannah Management at RBG ...

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Pledge to Donate your Christmas Tree!

December 11, 2023

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

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Cootes Drive Roadside Wildlife Protection Upgrade

December 5, 2023

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Sr. Director Ecosystem Stewardship, Royal Botanical Gardens Along Cootes Drive existing roadside wildlife barriers are being replaced and upgraded in December 2023 ...

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RBG receives $303,200 for Grasslands and Meadows Project and $150,000 for Portable Washrooms Project

September 14, 2023

Media Release                                                ...

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Second Wave of Endangered Blanding’s Turtles to be Released

August 17, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second Wave of Endangered Blanding's Turtles to be Released at Royal Botanical Gardens In August 2023, RBG’s Species-at-Risk (SAR) team released to ...

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Ecological Corridor Pilot Program Receives $3.5M contribution from Parks Canada

January 26, 2023

Photo courtesy of Parks Canada Photo courtesy of Parks Canada NEWS RELEASE From Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System ******* Government of Canada contributes over $3.5M ...

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RBG’s NEW Membership, Donations & Ticketing System

January 3, 2023

Royal Botanical Gardens is ringing in the new year with a new CRM system for processing your tickets, memberships, donations and more! The system (Tessitura) ...

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December Closures and Holiday Hours

December 22, 2022

Weather Alerts and Closures Saturday, December 24 - CLOSED With the current conditions and the weather advisory still in place RBG will remain closed today. ...

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Spongy Moth Management

May 6, 2022

About Spongy Moths Lymantria dispar dispar (formerly known as Gypsy Moth or LDD) is a non-native invasive pest that was introduced in the late 19th century. ...

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Chedoke Creek Spill Remediation at Cootes Paradise

October 29, 2021

In July 2018, the City of Hamilton informed the public that the largest of the Combined Sewer Overflow tanks within the City had malfunctioned.  In ...

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RBG’s Wetland Rehabilitation Program Receives Federal Funding Support

August 13, 2021

NEWS RELEASE From Office of Karina Gould, MP - Burlington  ******* The Government of Canada supports community action to improve the health of Hamilton Harbour ...

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Indoor Garden Areas Open to the Public Beginning June 16

July 15, 2021

Beginning Friday, July 16 Royal Botanical Gardens will be opening indoor areas to the public as Ontario moves into Step Three of its Roadmap to ...

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All Outdoor Garden Areas Open to the Public Beginning June 14

June 10, 2021

Beginning Monday, June 14, as part of Step One of the Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, Royal Botanical Garden’s outdoor garden areas will be open to the general public. These areas include David Braley and Nancy ...

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Supporting RBG During COVID-19

June 1, 2021

 As I write this, we are in our third lockdown and I hope that by the time you read this, those restrictions have lifted.   Over the ...

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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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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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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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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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