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The Life of a Canadian Iris

June 12, 2023

The Life of a Canadian Iris: The Story of Forensic Curation, Detection and Discovery. By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens One of ...

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Blooming with Pride

June 7, 2023

By Christie Brodie, Erin Aults, Kathleen Hutcheson, Royal Botanical Gardens. June is an exciting time of year at RBG as some of our largest collections ...

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On the Trails: June 2023

May 31, 2023

Breeding birds, a show of wetland flowers, and nesting turtles highlight June on the Trails. The wildflowers of June are highlighted by the Blue Flag ...

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War of the Roses: Parasitic Wasp vs Aphid

May 30, 2023

By Abbie McHardy, Student Entomologist, Royal Botanical Gardens As the weather gets warmer, spring and summer wildlife is becoming more active at RBG. Of course ...

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What’s in Bloom? June at RBG

May 29, 2023

What Blooms in June? 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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American Crabapple and Hamilton’s Draft Biodiversity Action Plan

May 18, 2023

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens Hamilton's Draft Biodiversity Action Plan represents an approach intended to engage all of us from choices ...

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The Force is Strong with These Plants: Star Wars-Inspired Flora

May 3, 2023

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens I was seven years old when the first Star Wars film came out and it was ...

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On the Trails: May 2023

May 2, 2023

Spring is in full swing and our nature sanctuary trails are packed with natural wonders to enjoy. Highlights include migratory birds, Bald Eagles, and forest ...

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Explore Signs of Spring at RBG! Activities & Resources

May 2, 2023

As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, it's the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and connect with nature. Whether ...

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Taking Action and Tackling Litter

May 1, 2023

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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Earth Day Pictorial Nature Map

April 21, 2023

By Kerilyn Perron, GIS Mapping Technician, Royal Botanical Gardens Celebrated annually, Earth Day is a global event to create awareness for environmental conservation and to ...

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On the Trails: April 2023

March 30, 2023

Spring has come at last and our trails are packed with natural wonders to enjoy. Highlights include migratory birds and the first of the forest ...

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Radiant Ranunculus

March 17, 2023

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens If you have visited the Breezeway at RBG Centre recently you will have noticed the fabulous ...

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: A New Forest Invader at RBG

March 14, 2023

By Mallory Peirce, Assistant Ecologist, Royal Botanical Gardens Early in March, while conducting routine trail inspections, RBG staff discovered a new invasive forest pest on the ...

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Flower Power for International Women’s Day

March 7, 2023

By Barbara McKean, Head of Education, Royal Botanical Gardens. Since 1975 the United Nations has recognized March 8 as International Women’s Day, a day for ...

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Why Xeriscape? What You Need to Know About This Hot Garden Trend of 2023

March 6, 2023

By Andrea Berwick CLD, Landscape Designer, Royal Botanical Gardens It probably doesn’t come to much of a surprise that as we look at gardening trends ...

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On the Trails: March 2023

March 1, 2023

Spring is in the air, and the calls of chickadees, cardinals, and wrens can be heard throughout the nature sanctuaries, while the Bald Eagles have ...

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The Perils of Spring Fever

February 22, 2023

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. Last year, my grow op–which had started as three smallish trays of seedlings at the end of January–grew ...

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On the Trails: February 2023

January 30, 2023

Fluctuating above average winter temperatures have prevented conditions for skating and make all nature trails generally soft, and with shaded wooded area icy. Boots with ...

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Let’s Learn About Frogs! Amphibian Activities & Resources

January 25, 2023

Do you love frogs as much as we do? In honour of RBG's 2023 Winter Exhibit: Frogs! we've gathered lots of educational (and fun!) content ...

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Winter Sowing: Container Choices

January 18, 2023

By Beverley Wagar, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens Container Choices Part One Topics Before you start: What is winter sowing? Why winter sow? Basic principles What can ...

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Winter Sowing: A Step-by-step Guide

January 18, 2023

By Beverley Wagar, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens A Step-by-step Guide to Success Part One Topics Before you start: What is winter sowing? Why winter sow? Basic ...

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Winter Sowing: Before You Start

January 17, 2023

By Beverley Wagar, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens Before You Start Part One Topics Before you start: What is winter sowing? Why winter sow? Basic principles What ...

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2022 Botanical Year in Review: How Did Our Garden Grow?

December 22, 2022

By: Jon L. Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens RBG’s cultivated gardens now have a total of 9,964 living accessions and over ...

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