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Your nature, their future

What is the 1941 Club? 

It all began over 80 years ago, in 1941, when early conservationist and founder Thomas Baker McQuesten, worked tirelessly to ensure RBG’s lands were set aside to create the region’s first botanical garden. 

This idea would leave a lasting influence on those who came after Thomas Baker McQuesten and prove to be the humble beginnings of what would become a lasting legacy for future generations.    

When you leave a legacy gift to Royal Botanical Gardens, you help sustain RBG’s acclaimed horticulture, conservationscience, and educational programming that connect people, plants, and place for generations to come.   

Join our special club that honours those who choose to make a legacy gift to RBG.

1941 Club members enjoy these benefits: 

  • RBG Annual Update with CEO: Reception with other 1941 Club members   
  • Invitations to special events and behind the scenes tours
  • Regular updates on what is happening across Royal Botanical Gardens 
  • Annual recognition in our Donor Accountability Report  

Your invitation to the 1941 Club 

Once you have confirmed your intention to make a legacy gift, we would be delighted to welcome you to this special club.   

Have you already made a legacy gift to RBG? 

We would be delighted to thank you personally and extend an invitation to join our 1941 Club. Please email us at or phone us at 905-527-1158 ext. 293. We look forward to learning more about you and the dream for your gift.

  • Young child walking down a muddy trail towards the water
  • red leaves in the Rock Garden
  • Woman And Grandchildren In Lilac Dell
  • RBG Staff At Fishway Showing Fish In Net To Visitors
  • Couple sitting on a bench looking down into the lilac dell in full bloom on a sunny day


Join Club 1941

If you are you interested in joining RBG’s Club 1941, please send us an email at the form below or give us a call at 905-527-1158 ext 293 (1-800-694-4769).