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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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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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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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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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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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Heating Degrees and Phenology

April 17, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. All life on earth is driven by chemical reactions. Chemical reactions in turn are linked ...

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Mediterranean Garden 2020-2021

April 14, 2021

By Chris Tarrant, Plant Propagation and Production Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens. Since my arrival at RBG in 2017, the Mediterranean Garden (or “Med House” as ...

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The Next Best Thing to Being Here

April 8, 2021

By Barbara McKean, Head of Education, Royal Botanical Gardens. Behind the scenes at RBG Centre, one member of our staff does a lot of travelling in ...

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Trail Running Impacts

April 1, 2021

By Jennifer Dick, Manager of Interpretation, Royal Botanical Gardens. I’ve been a hiker since I could walk. Exploring new trails to see different landscapes, learn to ...

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The Rise and Fall of our Wetlands

March 29, 2021

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. Lots of people are wondering what happened to all the water in Cootes Paradise Marsh this ...

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Controlling an Invasive Species: Spongy Moths

March 24, 2021

By Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. Last summer, Spongy Moth (Lymantria dispar dispar, formerly known as LDD or Gypsy Moth) populations were ...

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Botanicult Fiction: The Secret Sounds of Spores

March 10, 2021

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Header image: Secret Sounds of Spores, Inspace, installation view screen capture. The Secret Sounds of Spores ...

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Growing a Community: Seed Sharing

March 5, 2021

By Erin Aults, Library and Archives Specialist, Royal Botanical Gardens. If you are like me, you are eagerly awaiting the new, seemingly delicate green that ...

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