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What’s in Bloom? February at RBG

February 2, 2023

What Blooms in February? 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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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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What’s in Bloom? January at RBG

January 5, 2023

What Blooms in January? 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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On the Trails: January 2023

January 3, 2023

Ice skating, animal tracks in the snow, raptors, and arctic waterbirds are the themes for January. Waterbirds from the north, wintering in the unfrozen waters ...

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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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Solstice Botany and Christmas Celebrations

December 21, 2022

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Have you ever stopped to think why, in the middle of winter, when the northern world ...

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On the Trails: December 2022

December 6, 2022

Winter is attempting to arrive with Cootes Paradise Marsh not quite fully frozen by mid-December. The open water areas host concentrations of northern waterfowl wintering ...

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What’s in Bloom? December at RBG

December 1, 2022

What Blooms in December? 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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Fungi, Winter Solstice, and …Santa Claus?

November 23, 2022

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Did you know that the modern image of Santa Claus was devised as recently as 1931 ...

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What is Giving Tuesday?

November 18, 2022

By Theresa Camastra, Development Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022 Giving Tuesday is celebrated around the world the day following Cyber Monday. ...

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Low Waters and Ecological Implications

November 10, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens A truly dry summer and fall has led to challenging conditions for fish and wildlife.  ...

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RBG’s treecycling program has a new member!

November 8, 2022

By Emily Sharma, Royal Botanical Gardens. Over the last few years, the Gardens have carried out an initiative dubbed “treecycling”, where wood left over from ...

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What’s in Bloom? November at RBG

November 3, 2022

What Blooms in November? 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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On the Trails: November 2022

November 3, 2022

Header photo by Gloria Kurera To start the month most forest areas are nearing the end of fall colour, while the traditional late fall flower ...

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Behind the Scenes Migratory Bird Tour

November 1, 2022

By Theresa Camastra, Development Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens This fall RBG hosted behind-the-scenes tours for Supporting level charitable members, featuring migratory birds. The tours were held ...

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Put the rake down. Your garden, and local wildlife, will thank you

October 24, 2022

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. I have been gardening since April and, frankly, I’m exhausted. I’ve dug a set of stairs into a ...

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Transitioning from Fall to Winter in Nature

October 18, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens One of the delights of living in Canada is the changing seasons. While not restricted ...

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Species at Risk

October 7, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens Did you know that Royal Botanical Gardens is home to over 50 different species at risk? ...

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Exploring the Garden by Touch

October 4, 2022

By Ali Brown, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens The other day, I went for a walk in the Rock Garden to see how it had fared after ...

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On the Trails: October 2022

September 28, 2022

The trails burst into fall colour as the leaves turn reds, yellows, and purples. October is also the heart of fall bird migration, and RBG ...

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