Biodiversity Celebration

Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Arboretum

There is no better place to celebrate the diversity of life than Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada’s biodiversity hotspot!

booth showcasing pressed lilac specimans

Showcasing Local Biodiversity!

Join us for a day of exploration and hands-on fun with local animals, plants, and ecosystems. Children’s activities, special visitors from the animal kingdom, guided walks, and much more await visitors on this activity-packed celebration of the International Day of Biological Diversity.

*All times and programs subject to change

Included in your General Admission or Membership

Purchase Admission Online

Featured Guests

11 a.m. to
3 p.m.

Speaking of Wildlife

Get up close to a few of our wild neighbours. Visit these friendly creatures to learn more about their place in the ecosystem!

11 a.m. to
2 p.m.

Bird Banding

Join a bird bander to learn about birds and migration as he catches and bands them on their way through the Arboretum.

Scheduled Presentations and Guided Walks

11 a.m.,
1 p.m., and
2 p.m.

Lilac Tour

Learn the story of our lilac collection as you walk through the lilacs with one of our Garden Interpreters.

1:30 p.m.

Wildflower Walk

See what’s in bloom in our natural lands on a walk along our trails guided by an Interpreter.

Drop in and Discover

10 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Lilacs: A Pressing Matter

Learn why science and horticulture staff collect, press, and preserve specimens of lilacs in order to catalogue lilac diversity and conservation.

10 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Discover Lilacs

Stop by our Discovery Cart to learn about our world-renowned lilac collection.

10 a.m. to
4 p.m.

BioFacts Discovery Walk

Stroll our BioFacts path to learn about biodiversity and how you can help.

10 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Biodiversity Discovery Station

Explore the diversity of life that calls RBG home.

10 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Cootes Paradise: Hear All About It

Peruse our headlines and see how Cootes Paradise Marsh has been shaped by the people around it.

10 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Garden Games and Activities for Kids

Pick up a scavenger hunt, throw some bean bags, and play our fun interactive garden games!

Other Upcoming Events

Visit our events page for more information or view the full calendar.

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walking in the Arboretum with butterfly nets

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