Discovery in the Gardens

Daily May 18 to September 1

Spend some time with our Garden Interpreters to discover plants in a new way. Visit our Discovery Carts, go on a guided tour, and much more!

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All Discovery in the Gardens activities are included in your General Admission or Membership! This admission also includes your entry into all 5 garden areas for the day.

Looking for a private tour? Organized tours are available for groups of 15 or more and must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance. Visit for more information.

Discovery Cart

Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop by our Discovery Carts to learn something new about what’s current in the Gardens and Natural Lands. Our themes change approximately every two weeks so be sure to come back again to see what we’re up to next! See the calendar at for the garden location and theme.

Discovery Packs

Daily, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Borrow a Discovery Pack from the Discovery Cart to take with you around the Gardens. These packs are complete with activity books and other tools to help you explore.

Garden Tours

Daily, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Follow a Garden Interpreter for a guided tour of one of our gardens! See the schedule at

Discovery at the Fishway

Fridays*: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Park at Princess Point and walk the Waterfront Trail to RBG's Fishway. Visit the Fishway Discovery Cart and watch an Interpreted lift at 2:00 p.m. to see fish on their way from Hamilton Harbour to Cootes Paradise.

*Special lifts on May 6, 27, June 17, August 11 (10 a.m. lift only). The Fishway does not operate the Friday before a weekend lift.

Discovery at Rock Garden

Weekends, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit our Discovery Cart or take a guided tour with one of our Interpreters in the newly renovated and sustainably designed David Bradley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden.

Garden Music Nights Intermission Tours

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July and August

Get out of your seat during intermission for a guided tour of a Hendrie Park Garden! Held during Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues Wednesdays and Country and Roots Tuesdays. Learn More >>

Edible Weekends

Saturday and Sunday in July and August, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit our Discovery Cart in Veggie Village to learn more about tasty plants that are easy to grow and use in a wide variety of dishes. Learn More >>

Wildflower Walks

Weekends in May and June, 1:30 p.m.

Join a Garden Interpreter for a guided walk and see what wildflowers are in bloom! Location changes depending on date. See the calendar at

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Hours and Admission

Learn everything you need to enjoy your time in the gardens! Online tickets available for purchase.

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Parking and Directions

RBG cosists of four formal gardens contained within 1,100 hectares of nature reserve. Parking is available at the various garden areas and trailheads.

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Upcoming Events

RBG hosts events year-round, from blooms celebrations, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations

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