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COVID-19 Closures: Royal Botanical Gardens temporarily closed as of Dec 26. Trails remain open.

Dining

With two restaurants and a teahouse on site, Royal Botanical Gardens is your destination for dishes inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.

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Greenhouse Café

Temporarily closed beginning Dec 26 due to COVID-19

At the Greenhouse Café you’ll find fresh, seasonal ingredients on a new menu that incorporates local produce, meats and cheeses and features wines and craft brews exclusive to Ontario. At the rear of the restaurant, the Wentworth Elm Tasting Room is a cozy spot for private functions and more intimate gatherings.

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Rock Garden Café

Closed for the season

Situated at the historic David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, RBG’s newest restaurant features an eclectic menu that boasts fresh, locally sourced ingredients, many picked straight from our gardens! The café’s outdoor patio provides an inspiring bird’s-eye view of the garden’s rejuvenated lower bowl, a perfect spot to relax.

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Turner Pavilion Teahouse

CLOSED for the season

Surrounded by Hendrie Park’s new, innovative Rose Garden, the Teahouse offers an ideal spot to relax in nature’s tranquility while enjoying a light snack and a cup of soothing tea. Join us on our new patio!

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Culinary Events

Each season offers a cornucopia of fresh new ingredients that grace our kitchens and Royal Botanical Gardens celebrates with unique culinary events infused with music, arts, and culture. Culinary experiences at RBG embrace sustainable choices and choice ingredients, many of them straight from our gardens to your plate. Now that’s fresh.

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Special Offers

Winter Wonders Prix Fixe Dinner

Fridays and Saturdays during Winter Wonders

Join us for a Prix Fixe dinner at the Greenhouse Café before or after enjoying Winter Wonders.

$42.50 / person (+HST & Service Fee)

Reservation times (1 hour seating): 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Payment at the time of online reservation.

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Holiday Festive Menu

For Pick-Up December 21 to 23

Our Executive Chef has perfected the classic Holiday recipes, creating a feast to delight the whole family.

Your Holiday dinner comes conveniently packaged, ready to heat and serve, leaving you the time to relax and enjoy the day. Numbers are limited; learn more about the menu and how to place your order at the link below.

  • $229.99 (+HST & Service Fee)
  • RBG Members save 10%!
  • Serves 10 Guests
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Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit

Pick up starting Friday November 6

Take a little bit of tasty holiday fun home with you, with these Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit!

Price: $18 (+HST)

Orders can be picked up at the Greenhouse Café Mondays to Sundays from Nov 6 to Dec 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-in pickups are available, though quantities each day are limited so we highly recommend reserving your kit in advance.

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Hot Chocolate Bombs

Our Hot Chocolate Bombs, made in-house by Chef Matthew, are heavenly balls of chocolate goodness filled with mini marshmallows and cocoa powder. Simply place the decadent chocolate bomb at the bottom of your favorite mug and pour steaming milk or hot water over top.

Pack of 4: $24 (+HST)

Orders can be picked up at the Greenhouse Café 11 a.m. to 3 p.m (until Dec 24).

Walk-in pickups are available, though quantities each day are limited so we highly recommend reserving your kit in advance.

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Host Your Event

Whether you just need coffee and snacks, breakfast, lunch or meals for the whole day, our in-house catering team has options for your meeting or event. With delicious options, flexible menus and a focus on locally sourced ingredients, the catering team at Royal Botanical Gardens promise to make your event one to remember.

Local and Sustainable Choices

At Royal Botanical Gardens, we believe in being stewards of our environment and partners in our community. We source local products (including our own garden produce), partner with local farms and dairies as well as use eco-friendly, sustainable products throughout the facility and grounds.

We ask that you join us in our goal of preserving and enhancing the beauty of our environment by utilizing the compost and recycle stations located throughout Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Feast On™ Certified 

As a Feast On™ certified venue, Royal Botanical Gardens prides itself on creating cutting edge events and culinary experiences by using products that are sourced and produced locally. Supporting our local economy and Ontario’s farmers is important for us all. 

Whether we’re sourcing liquor, beer and wine for our beverage service or proteins, produce and grains for our restaurant and catering menus, Ontario offers some of the best product available world-wide.