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The Future of Trees

October 7, 2021

By Tys Theijsmeijer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. Fall is defined by the changing colour of deciduous trees and made deeply special to each ...

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RBG’s New Healing Garden Evokes the First Botanical Gardens

September 30, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. Visiting Royal Botanical Gardens’ Healing Garden in Hendrie Park is a great way to encounter ...

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Shell-ebrating a Successful Nesting Season

September 23, 2021

By: Emily Sharma, Communications Intern, Royal Botanical Gardens Back in June, we asked you to be on the lookout for our native turtles who were making their way inland to lay their eggs.  And ...

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Treecycling at RBG

September 8, 2021

By Chris McAnally, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. Sometimes at RBG we have to cut down trees. While we try to avoid it, it ...

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On the Trails: September 2021

September 2, 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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Whole Lot of Hosta

August 26, 2021

By: Jon L. Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens Visitors to Royal Botanical Gardens often ask, “where are the flowers?” My answer ...

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More Magnificent Monarchs

August 20, 2021

By: Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens The highly recognizable and charismatic Monarch butterfly is a beloved garden guest. To help celebrate National ...

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A Garden of People: Connecting once again in the places we love.

August 19, 2021

By Megan Haley, Garden Interpreter, Royal Botanical Gardens. Every spring, the colours, smells, and sights of the season bring us out to gardens and trails. The ...

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Did You Know? RBG is a National Historic Site of Canada!

July 29, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. From coast to coast to coast, there are over 900 places designated National Historic Sites ...

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RBG’s Waste Diversion Program

July 27, 2021

By Chris McAnally, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2017 we made some big changes to our recycling and composting program at RBG. The ...

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Joy in the Rose Garden

July 22, 2021

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Exciting things have been happening in the Rose Garden based upon information gathered in 2020. Last ...

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On the Trails: July 2021

July 8, 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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Telling Tales, Celebrating Stories

June 24, 2021

By Telling Tales, guest blog The sun is shining, the weather is warming and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful days of ...

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How Starting a Vegetable Garden Made Me Rethink My Grocery Shopping

June 17, 2021

By Grace Hunter, Climate Change Garden Exhibit Interpretation Coordinator, June 2021, Royal Botanical Gardens In February 2021, during a dreary winter and seemingly endless lockdown, ...

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On the Trails: June 2021

June 2, 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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Lilacs and Living Collections

May 26, 2021

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens. Canada has produced several notable lilac hybridizers over the years. When it comes to female ...

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The Living Legacy of Linnaeus

May 21, 2021

By Dr. Jim Pringle, Plant Taxonomist, Royal Botanical Gardens. The plant held by Linnaeus in the attached portrait is the circumpolar species, Linnaea borealis L. ...

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Periurban Biodiversity – Why does it Matter?

May 20, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. Saturday 22 May is International Day for Biological Diversity 2021, and it’s a great time ...

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Taking Action and Tackling Litter

May 11, 2021

By Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. We’ve all seen it and we’ve all smelled it. Litter isn’t a pleasant experience for any ...

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On the Trails: May 2021

May 6, 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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Tree Planting Tips

April 29, 2021

By Iona Whatford, Garden Interpreter and Jon L. Peter, Curator and Manager of Plant Records, Royal Botanical Gardens There is a never-ending list of benefits to ...

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Happy Birthday Aleksander Tamsalu!

April 26, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens Wednesday 28 April 2021 is the 130th birthday of Aleksander Tamsalu, Royal Botanical Gardens’ first ...

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What’s in the Water at Cootes Paradise Marsh

April 23, 2021

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. What’s in the water? The answer is an ever-changing array of things. That said, most ...

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Ravishing Redbuds

April 21, 2021

By Jon L. Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens. Thanks to hybridization and selection efforts, the redbud has become a very popular ...

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