Brunch at RBG

Join us for seasonal Sunday brunches before exploring the gardens.

RBG throws a series of catered events throughout the year, from Valenties Day sweetheart brunches to brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus, or our member-favourite Jazz Brunches. Enjoy a selection of foods from our FeastON certified caterers, then take a stroll through the garden areas, enjoy seasonal exhibits, and more. All brunches require pre-reservation and fill up quickly so check back often for announced dates.

Jazz BrunchEaster BrunchMother's Day BrunchMother's Day Tea

brunch dishes on blue plates

Jazz Brunch

Select Sundays

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Rock Garden

Sunday Brunches never “sounded” so sweet! Enjoy a delicious brunch complemented by the tranquility of the historic Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the sweet sounds of live entertainment. Reservations Required.

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pink and purple tulips

Easter Brunch

Sunday April 21 - SOLD OUT

Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Celebrate Easter at RBG! Stroll through the Gardens and join us for a delicious spread. Tickets Required.

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strawberry cut into a flowermeat carving stationwaffles with strawberries and whipped cream

Brunch Pricing

Pre-registration is required for Easter brunch. Tickets will be available via a link online at the dates provided. Two seatings will be available, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Select your seating upon registration; changing your tickets to a different seating after registration will not be possible.

Visitor Ticket Price
Adult $50
(+HST & service fee)
Child (age 4-12) $30
(+HST & service fee)
Toddler (age 1-3) $6
(+HST & service fee)
Infant (age 0-12 months) FREE
11 a.m. Sold Out1:30 p.m. Sold OutMenu (pdf)
  • Tickets are non- refundable and final sale. Tickets cannot be transferred to another brunch seating once purchased.
  • General admission discounts and coupons are not applicable to this ticketed event
  • RBG members receive 10% off purchases made during the Member Pre-sale (March 4-11). Purchases made after this date will be processed at full price.

Event FAQ

Have a question about this event? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Purchasing Tickets >>

Pre-purchased tickets are required for this special event, payable online with major credit cards. Tickets are final sale. When purchasing your tickets, please ensure you select the appropriate date, as switching your tickets after purchase will not be possible.

Arrival / Entry Times >>

There are 2 brunch seatings available, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; you will be required to arrive at RBG Centre at the time of the seating you booked. When you arrive at RBG Centre (680 Plains Road W., Burlington) for your start time you will be greeted by staff who will check you in and direct you to the Auditorium.

You will be required to present your pre-purchased tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device. Each ticket will be scanned. Your tickets were sent to you as an attachment in the confirmation e-mail you received after booking.

Directions and Parking >>

This event is held in RBG Centre at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington Ontario. Parking is included, available in the large lot at RBG Centre.

This garden is located along bus routs for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See rbg.ca/directions for more details.

Accessibility >>

This is an accessible event, with access to wheel chair ramps and accessible bathrooms. Please note any accessibility needs in the appropriate field during the online order process.

If you have any further questions about accessibility at this event please contact us by phone (905-527-1158) or using the form at rbg.ca/contact-events.

Seating Arrangements >>

Enjoy a private table for you and your family / friends! Tables are pre-assigned prior to the event; upon arrival, an RBG staff member will direct your party to the assigned table. If your party wishes to purchase tickets separately but remain seated together, please note the name(s) on the other order(s) in the appropriate field during the order process.

Any special seating requests may be made in the “additional notes” field upon booking. We will do our best to accommodate these requests, but it may not be possible in all cases.

High Chairs and Booster Seats >>

RBG will supply high chairs and booster seats for children when requested during the order process. Please fill out the applicable fields during your online order. If the information you provided changes, please give us a call at 905-527-1158 a minimum of 3 days prior to the event.

Please note a limited number of booster seats are available. The provided chairs are padded, and should provide enough height for most children without installing a booster seat.

Dietary Restrictions >>

The brunch menu does include options for vegetarian diets. Please note that our kitchen is not a nut free facility. If you have a nut allergy please call us at 905-527-1158.

Click here to view the full menu.

For additional questions about the menu, please contact the Spectra catering team at 905-527-1158 ext. 330.

Pets / Service Animals >>

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event.

Terms and Conditions >>

Tickets purchased to special events are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets for this event can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend the event. If RBG cancels a special event, ticketholders will be fully refunded. Please print your receipt and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry into the event.

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this event may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this event, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By purchasing tickets and participating in this event on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests.



waffles with icing sugar and berries

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday May 12 - SOLD OUT

Seatings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; RBG Centre

Treat Mom to a day at the Gardens. Enjoy a delicious brunch and tour the spring blooms. Tickets Required.

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fruit trayveggie omlettewaffles with strawberries and whipped cream

Brunch Pricing

Pre-registration is required for Mother's Day Brunch. Tickets will be available via a link online at the dates provided. Two seatings will be available, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Select your seating upon registration; changing your tickets to a different seating after registration will not be possible.

Visitor Ticket Price
Adult $50
(+HST & service fee)
Child (age 4-12) $30
(+HST & service fee)
Toddler (age 1-3) $6
(+HST & service fee)
Infant (age 0-12 months) FREE
1 p.m. Sold Out10 a.m. Sold OutMenu (pdf)
  • Tickets are non- refundable and final sale. Tickets cannot be transferred to another brunch seating once purchased.
  • General admission discounts and coupons are not applicable to this ticketed event
  • RBG members receive 10% off purchases made during the Member Pre-sale (April 9 at 12 p.m. to April 11 at 11 a.m.). Purchases made after this date will be processed at full price.

Add Something Extra!

Looking to make Mother's Day a little more special for that special woman in your life? Add a centrepiece and/or special guided tour to your brunch experience! You will have the opportunity to select these add-ons at the end of your online order, before processing.

Add a Guided Tour

Join us for a 45-minute guided tour in Hendrie Park. Learn about the brand new rose garden with 3500 roses and 6500 companion plants. Then visit the Woodland spring garden with its flowering shrubs and trees before visiting the Pre-historic Grove with trees that are considered to be living fossils from the era of the dinosaurs.
10 a.m. seating: tour at 12 p.m.
1 p.m. seating: tour at 3 p.m.

Tours available for an additional $8 (+HST) per person (Ages 12 and up, no tour charge for children under 12).

Take Home Your Centrepiece

These arrangements are beautifully designed and crafted by the RBG floral workshop volunteers. The arrangements feature pink roses in a silver pedestal vase. Quantities limited.

Centrepieces available for $20 (+HST)


Event FAQ

Have a question about this event? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Purchasing Tickets >>

Pre-purchased tickets are required for this special event, and typically sell out quickly. Tickets are final sale. When purchasing your tickets, please ensure you select the appropriate date, as switching your tickets after purchase will not be possible.

Arrival / Entry Times >>

There are 2 brunch seatings available, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; you will be required to arrive at RBG Centre at the time of the seating you booked. When you arrive at RBG Centre (680 Plains Road W., Burlington) for your start time you will be greeted by staff who will check you in and direct you to the Auditorium.

You will be required to present your pre-purchased tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device. Each ticket will be scanned. Your tickets were sent to you as an attachment in the confirmation e-mail you received after booking.

Directions and Parking >>

This event is held in RBG Centre at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington Ontario. Parking is included, available in the large lot at RBG Centre.

This garden is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See rbg.ca/directions for more details.

Accessibility >>

This is an accessible event, with access to wheel chair ramps and accessible bathrooms. Please note any accessibility needs in the appropriate field during the online order process.

If you have any further questions about accessibility at this event please contact us by phone (905-527-1158) or using the form at rbg.ca/contact-events.

Seating Arrangements >>

Enjoy a private table for you and your family / friends! Tables are pre-assigned prior to the event; upon arrival, an RBG staff member will direct your party to the assigned table. If your party wishes to purchase tickets separately but remain seated together, please note the name(s) on the other order(s) in the appropriate field during the order process.

Any special seating requests may be made in the “additional notes” field upon booking. We will do our best to accommodate these requests, but it may not be possible in all cases.

High Chairs and Booster Seats >>

RBG will supply high chairs and booster seats for children when requested during the order process. Please fill out the applicable fields during your online order. If the information you provided changes, please give us a call at 905-527-1158 a minimum of 3 days prior to the event.

Please note a limited number of booster seats are available. The provided chairs are padded, and should provide enough height for most children without installing a booster seat.

Dietary Restrictions >>

The brunch menu does include options for vegetarian diets. Please note that our kitchen is not a nut free facility. If you have a nut allergy please call us at 905-527-1158.

Click here to view the full menu.

For additional questions about the menu, please contact the Spectra catering team at 905-527-1158 ext. 330.

Pets / Service Animals >>

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event.

Terms and Conditions >>

Tickets purchased to special events are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets for this event can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend the event. If RBG cancels a special event, ticketholders will be fully refunded. Please print your receipt and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry into the event.

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this event may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this event, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By purchasing tickets and participating in this event on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests.



teacup

Mother's Day Weekend Afternoon Tea

Saturday May 11 - SOLD OUT!

Seatings at 1 and 4:30 p.m.; Rock Garden

Show Mom how much you care and treat her to an afternoon tea. Enjoy a variety of tea sandwiches, scones, and mini pastries. Tickets Required.

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cheese plattercookies on wooden plattercut fruit

Tea Pricing

Pre-registration is required for Mother's Day Weekend Afternoon Tea. Tickets will be available via a link online at the dates provided. Two seatings will be available, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Select your seating upon registration; changing your tickets to a different seating after registration will not be possible.

This is a 14+ event.

Visitor Ticket Price
Adult SOLD OUT
1 p.m. Sold Out4:30 p.m. Sold OutMenu (pdf)
  • Tickets are non- refundable and final sale. Tickets cannot be transferred to another seating once purchased.
  • General admission discounts and coupons are not applicable to this ticketed event
  • RBG members receive 10% off purchases made during the Member Pre-sale (April 9 at 12 p.m. to April 11 at 11 a.m.). Purchases made after this date will be processed at full price.

Add Something Extra!

Looking to make Mother's Day a little more special for that special woman in your life? Add a special guided tour to your brunch experience! You will have the opportunity to select these add-ons at the end of your online order, before processing.

Add a Guided Tour

Join us for a 45-minute guided tour through the beautiful Rock Garden. Enjoy the spring-flowering shrubs, trees, and plants as you walk the one-kilometer accessible pathway. You will learn a little about the history of the garden, and discover some special features in this new environmentally-sustainable garden.

1 p.m. seating: tour after tea, at 2:15 p.m
4:30 p.m. seating: tour before tea, at 3:30 p.m.

Tours available for an additional $8 (+HST) per person.


Event FAQ

Have a question about this event? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Purchasing Tickets >>

Pre-purchased tickets are required for this special event, and typically sell out quickly. Tickets are final sale. When purchasing your tickets, please ensure you select the appropriate date, as switching your tickets after purchase will not be possible.

Arrival / Entry Times >>

There are 2 tea seatings available, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; you will be required to arrive at the Rock Garden Visitor Centre at the time of the seating you booked. When you arrive at Rock Garden (1185 York Boulevard, Hamilton) for your start time you will be greeted by staff who will check you in and direct you to your table.

You will be required to present your pre-purchased tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device. Each ticket will be scanned. Your tickets were sent to you as an attachment in the confirmation e-mail you received after booking.

Directions and Parking >>

This event is held in the Rock Garden Visitor Centre, 1185 York Boulevard Hamilton. Parking is included, available in the large lot across the street (accessible parking available directly outside the visitor centre building; accessible permit required).

This garden is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See rbg.ca/directions for more details.

Accessibility >>

This is an accessible event, with access to wheel chair ramps and accessible bathrooms. Please note any accessibility needs in the appropriate field during the online order process.

If you have any further questions about accessibility at this event please contact us by phone (905-527-1158) or using the form at rbg.ca/contact-events.

Seating Arrangements >>

Enjoy a private table for you and your family / friends! Tables are pre-assigned prior to the event; upon arrival, an RBG staff member will direct your party to the assigned table. If your party wishes to purchase tickets separately but remain seated together, please note the name(s) on the other order(s) in the appropriate field during the order process.

Any special seating requests may be made in the “additional notes” field upon booking. We will do our best to accommodate these requests, but it may not be possible in all cases.

This is a 14+ Event >>

This is an event intended for adult attendees. Visitors must be age 14+ in order to attend. No child's price is available.

Dietary Restrictions >>

The menu does include options for vegetarian diets. Please note that our kitchen is not a nut free facility. If you have a nut allergy please call us at 905-527-1158.

Click here to view the full menu.

For additional questions about the menu, please contact the Spectra catering team at 905-527-1158 ext. 330.

Pets / Service Animals >>

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event.

Terms and Conditions >>

Tickets purchased to special events are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets for this event can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend the event. If RBG cancels a special event, ticketholders will be fully refunded. Please print your receipt and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry into the event.

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this event may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this event, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By purchasing tickets and participating in this event on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests.



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