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Culinary Events

Each season offers a bounty of fresh new ingredients that find their way into our kitchens and the hands of our creative culinary team.

Royal Botanical Gardens celebrates the seasons 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.  

Whether we’re sourcing top quality wine, beer and spirits or select proteins, produce and grains, Ontario offers some of the world’s best available products and we take pride in incorporating them into our dishes. 


Jazz Brunches

Select Sundays, January to April 

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. 

Tickets Required. 

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Rock the Night Away

“Rock the Night Away” with RBG at the historic Rock Garden where we celebrate different cultures and their inspiring cuisine. Enjoy a night filled with entertainment, cultural foods, and some amazing cocktails.  

Tickets Required. Check back for details.

RBG After Dark

Select Thursday Nights 

Grab a drink, enjoy the music, and experience Royal Botanical Gardens after dark! On select Thursdays in the summer and during our Winter Exhibitareas of RBG are transformed into a nightlife experience like no other. Join us for themed programming, food and drinks, entertainmentand special guests. 

Tickets Required. 

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Holiday-Specific Culinary Events

Celebrate with amazing foods and drinks before exploring the gardens on select holidays and celebrations, including: 

  • Easter Brunch 
  • Mother’s Day Brunch 
  • Mother’s Day Weekend Tea
  • Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

Tickets Required. Check back for details.

Courses and Workshops

Satisfy your taste buds all year long, with afternoon teas, beer-tastings, cooking classes, and more!

RBG offers programs for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness.

Pre-Registration Required.

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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.

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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.