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Reduced Hours during Winter Wonders: RBG Centre and Hendrie Park will close at 4 p.m. during Winter Wonders (final admission 3 p.m.). Timed-tickets required to access these areas for the evening Winter Wonders experience.

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On the Trails: December 2022

December 6, 2022

Winter is attempting to arrive with Cootes Paradise Marsh not quite fully frozen by early December. The open water areas host concentrations of northern waterfowl ...

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What’s in Bloom? December at RBG

December 1, 2022

What Blooms in December? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Fungi, Winter Solstice, and …Santa Claus?

November 23, 2022

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Did you know that the modern image of Santa Claus was devised as recently as 1931 ...

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What is Giving Tuesday?

November 18, 2022

By Theresa Camastra, Development Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022 Giving Tuesday is celebrated around the world the day following Cyber Monday. ...

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Low Waters and Ecological Implications

November 10, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens A truly dry summer and fall has led to challenging conditions for fish and wildlife.  ...

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RBG’s treecycling program has a new member!

November 8, 2022

By Emily Sharma, Royal Botanical Gardens. Over the last few years, the Gardens have carried out an initiative dubbed “treecycling”, where wood left over from ...

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What’s in Bloom? November at RBG

November 3, 2022

What Blooms in November? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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On the Trails: November 2022

November 3, 2022

Header photo by Gloria Kurera To start the month most forest areas are nearing the end of fall colour, while the traditional late fall flower ...

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Behind the Scenes Migratory Bird Tour

November 1, 2022

By Theresa Camastra, Development Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens This fall RBG hosted behind-the-scenes tours for Supporting level charitable members, featuring migratory birds. The tours were held ...

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Put the rake down. Your garden, and local wildlife, will thank you

October 24, 2022

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. I have been gardening since April and, frankly, I’m exhausted. I’ve dug a set of stairs into a ...

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Transitioning from Fall to Winter in Nature

October 18, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens One of the delights of living in Canada is the changing seasons. While not restricted ...

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Species at Risk

October 7, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens Did you know that Royal Botanical Gardens is home to over 50 different species at risk? ...

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Exploring the Garden by Touch

October 4, 2022

By Ali Brown, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens The other day, I went for a walk in the Rock Garden to see how it had fared after ...

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On the Trails: October 2022

September 28, 2022

The trails burst into fall colour as the leaves turn reds, yellows, and purples. October is also the heart of fall bird migration, and RBG ...

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Invasive Jumping Worms: How to Identify & What to Do

September 27, 2022

By Karin Davidson-Taylor, Education Program Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens Jumping worms are a new group of non-native invasive earthworms that threaten gardens and natural ecosystems. According ...

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What’s in Bloom? October at RBG

September 26, 2022

What Blooms in October? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Learning and Reflecting on Traditional Indigenous Knowledge

September 23, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, and Barbara McKean, Head of Education, Royal Botanical Gardens Indigenous cultures, making use of oral traditions and the ...

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All About Sunflowers: Native Species & Beloved Cultivars

September 8, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens Few plant species bring a smile to peoples face like sunflowers. The smiles can get ...

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On the Trails: September 2022

September 1, 2022

September is migratory season and our sanctuaries are in the middle of a number of migration routes. Over 250 bird species can be encountered over ...

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What’s in Bloom? September at RBG

August 24, 2022

What Blooms in September? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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The Ups and Downs of Lake Ontario – And the Marsh Drains Away Again

August 22, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. Paddling in Cootes Paradise Marsh will be a challenge throughout this fall as a dry ...

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Welcome Niigaanii: Cootes Paradise’s Newest Blandings Turtle

August 17, 2022

On Friday August 12, RBG's intrepid turtle team released Niigaanii, an endangered Blanding's turtle, marking the inaugural return of the first group of Blanding’s sent ...

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Smart Water Management Means More Time for Lazing Around

August 9, 2022

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. Have I mentioned before how lazy I am? Why do I bother gardening at all? I’d rather lie ...

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Connecting to the Environment through Public Art: Urban Moorings Two

August 4, 2022

An Interview with the Curators of Urban Moorings Two On Tuesday August 2, four sculptures floated out onto Cootes Paradise along the Desjardins Trail, part ...

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