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In Memoriam – Freek Vrugtman

March 31, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. An institution with an 80-year history has seen many amazing people participate in its development and ...

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Should You Feed the Birds? Using the Potato Principle

March 15, 2022

By Jennifer Dick, Manager of Interpretation, Royal Botanical Gardens. One of my favourite childhood memories was building a bird feeder with my father. We measured and ...

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Bald Eagles Nest and Hamilton’s Biodiversity Action Plan

March 8, 2022

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. One of our more famous species and among the first to nest annually is our local ...

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On the Trails: March 2022

March 7, 2022

Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we recommend you wear a mask when you are near other people. Spring is ...

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On the Trails: February 2022

February 10, 2022

At the start of February, we’re seeing fluctuating winter temperatures that are leaving the trails extremely icy. Proper footwear with traction is highly recommended when ...

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Festivals of Lights: Lunar New Year

February 8, 2022

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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Boathouse Renewable Energy Project

January 18, 2022

By Chris McAnally, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. If you’ve spent time in the Arboretum you've likely walked past the boathouse which is located ...

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On the Trails: January 2022

January 13, 2022

Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we ask you to please wear a mask when you are near other people. ...

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Frozen Through Time: Cootes Paradise Marsh

January 13, 2022

By Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. People have long enjoyed visiting Cootes Paradise Marsh in the winter. The frozen marsh has been ...

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Festivals of Lights: Kwanzaa

December 26, 2021

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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Festivals of Lights: Christmas

December 20, 2021

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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Growing in 2021

December 9, 2021

By: Jon L. Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens Photos by Jon L. Peter The 2021 growing period was a relatively good ...

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On the Trails: December 2021

December 1, 2021

Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we ask you to please wear a mask when you are near other people. ...

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Festivals of Lights: Hanukkah

November 25, 2021

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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Ontario’s Inn-famous Crossroads: The Valley Inn and its Many Bridges

November 18, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science; Tys Theijsmeijer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. An exciting change is coming to a very picturesque site ...

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One Hundred Years of Remembrance Day Poppies

November 11, 2021

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Remembrance Day poppies are artificial flowers worn to remember those who died for their country. They ...

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Rain Garden Attracts New Species at Risk Bumble Bee

November 4, 2021

By Brittany Killingbeck, Species at Risk Assistant, Royal Botanical Gardens. In the RBG Arboretum you will find a lovely rain garden nestled next to the Rasberry ...

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Festivals of Lights: Diwali

November 4, 2021

Around the world, people celebrate festivals with specific traditions and customs. When people come to Canada, depending on the food and plants available, they adapt ...

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Try Out These Trails This Season

October 29, 2021

By: Emily Sharma, Communications Intern, Royal Botanical Gardens The scent of fallen leaves and vibrant palette of colours make RBG’s 27km of nature trails irresistible ...

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Supernatural Botany and Halloween

October 26, 2021

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens. Originally published October 30, 2020 2020 has been the strangest year in most people’s living ...

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Taking a Careful Look at the Hendrie Gates

October 21, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. Last week at RBG we had the help of an amazingly talented team of artist ...

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4 Best Things About Seeing the Invisible

October 19, 2021

By: Emily Sharma, Communications Intern, Royal Botanical Gardens RBG’s augmented reality (AR) exhibit, Seeing the Invisible, brings contemporary artwork from international artists right in the middle of Hendrie Park. From ...

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Introducing Heptacodium miconioides

October 14, 2021

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens With the sun having recently crossed the celestial equator and welcoming the autumnal equinox, many of ...

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On the Trails: October 2021

October 7, 2021

Please note: Some of our trails and trailheads are narrow and we ask you to please wear a mask when you are near other people. ...

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