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Dr. Lulu Odell Gaiser’s Impact on Botany and Beyond at RBG

February 9, 2024

By Dr. David Galbraith, Director of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens Notable women have been pioneers in many scientific fields, including Lulu Odell Gaiser (1896-1965). Lulu ...

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Paradise for Pollinators at Princess Point

October 4, 2023

By Mallory Peirce, Terrestrial Ecologist; Ashley Cramer, Terrestrial Ecologist Intern; and Lindsay Barr, Senior Terrestrial Ecologist, Royal Botanical Gardens In June 2022, a special project ...

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Green Grass Desert

August 25, 2023

By Joanne Hamilton, Eco-corridors Wildlife Technician, Royal Botanical Gardens Non-native turf grasses are ubiquitous in urban landscapes, almost everywhere you look you’ll see lawns, medians, ...

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Second Wave of Endangered Blanding’s Turtles to be Released

August 17, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Second Wave of Endangered Blanding's Turtles to be Released at Royal Botanical Gardens In August 2023, RBG’s Species-at-Risk (SAR) team released to ...

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Monitoring an Invasive Species: Spotted Lanternfly

July 19, 2023

By Abbie McHardy, Student Entomologist, Royal Botanical Gardens Be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), or ‘SLF’! This insect is native to ...

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Cootes Paradise Marsh: Big Steps Towards Recovery

June 29, 2023

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens This spring aquatic plants have undergone large scale regeneration and are widespread across the marsh. ...

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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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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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Invasive Jumping Worms: How to Identify & What to Do

September 27, 2022

By Karin Davidson-Taylor, Education Program Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens Jumping worms are a new group of non-native invasive earthworms that threaten gardens and natural ecosystems. According ...

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Learning and Reflecting on Traditional Indigenous Knowledge

September 23, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, and Barbara McKean, Head of Education, Royal Botanical Gardens Indigenous cultures, making use of oral traditions and the ...

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New Technology & Grassland Restoration

May 25, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. The team from the Unmanned and Remote Sensing Innovation Centre at Mohawk College had another great day ...

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In Memoriam – Freek Vrugtman

March 31, 2022

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. An institution with an 80-year history has seen many amazing people participate in its development and ...

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Ontario’s Inn-famous Crossroads: The Valley Inn and its Many Bridges

November 18, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science; Tys Theijsmeijer, Head of Natural Lands, Royal Botanical Gardens. An exciting change is coming to a very picturesque site ...

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Taking a Careful Look at the Hendrie Gates

October 21, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. Last week at RBG we had the help of an amazingly talented team of artist ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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In Search of the First Flower

February 10, 2021

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. Flowers are everywhere in our world today. The majestic Magnolias, Lilacs, and Roses are all ...

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World Environment Day: “Celebrate Biodiversity”

June 5, 2020

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens Every year on June 5 is World Environment Day, and in 2020 the theme is ...

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