Royal Botanical Gardens - Mission and Vision
We dedicate our expertise in horticulture, conservation, science and education – together with our unique gardens, facilities and natural lands – to inspire and nurture society’s commitment to the environment.
Royal Botanical Gardens is a global leader in how we use plants and the natural world to connect people, place and sustainable behaviors.
Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.
Charitable donations help us to:
- Protect and restore 2450 acres of nature sanctuaries containing environmentally sensitive habitats, where approx. 50 listed species- at-risk have made their home;
- Teach the public and educate school children about the importance of plants and nature, and how to be environmental stewards in their community;
- Create display gardens which beautify our region landscape and teach people how to transfer best practices into their own backyard;
- Host events that celebrate our landscape and highlight our conservation activities (Fishway demonstrations, nature sanctuary guided tours, children's winter exhibits); and
- Engage in research projects and networks to pursue environmental sustainability;
Did you know that RBG?
- Leads a province-wide "Back to Nature" Network to help kids reconnect with the outdoors;
- Manages one of the largest freshwater marshland restoration projects of its kind in North America;
- Since 2006, has been appointed Canada's 'National Focal Point for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), part of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity;
These and other leadership initiatives could not be undertaken without the support of our members, donors and volunteers.