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Giving a Gift

Here at Royal Botanical Gardens, we understand that donating is an extremely personal decision. Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Find out below about the ways you can contribute to RBG.

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site, and registered charitable organization with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature. By supporting Royal Botanical Gardens, you give the children of today and tomorrow the gift of nature.

Specialized Giving Programs

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The Mediterranean Garden Rejuvenation Project

Opened in 1986, the Mediterranean Garden has featured plants native to the five Mediterranean climate zones around the world. As you can imagine, the Mediterranean Garden has changed a great deal in nearly 40 years. Plants that were once five feet tall now tower to the very top of the two-story greenhouse and the undergrowth has sprawled out. As abundant as the space is, it needs significant rejuvenation. And we need your help to breathe new life into it! Please make a donation in support of our greatest need.

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Green Angels Subsidy Program

The Green Angels Subsidy Fund provides admission passes, school programming, child, adult, and family programming, and school transportation costs to those experiencing financial hardship.

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Legacy Giving & the 1941 Club

When you leave a legacy gift to Royal Botanical Gardens, you help RBG connect people, plants, and place for generations to come. 

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Tribute & Memorial Program

Let someone know that you are thinking of them by making a donation to Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Other Ways to Donate

Making a contribution by phone or mail

Please call us at 905-527-1158 (1-800-694-4769) ext. 229 or mail your cheque to Royal Botanical Gardens, Development Department, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, On  L7T 4H4. 

Support RBG by hosting a Fundraising Event

Are you passionate about RBG and do you love to plan and host events? Consider hosting a virtual or in-person event to help raise funds and awareness for RBG! Simply fill out our Third-Party Events Application and one of RBG’s Development Staff will be in touch.

Donating Property Other than Cash (Gifts-in-Kind)

Gifts-in-kind, also referred to as in-kind donations are contributions of goods. Items such as books, artwork, gardening equipment and more can be given to RBG in exchange for a tax-receipt at fair market value or appraised value. Services can be donated by way of a cheque exchange. Semi-annually (in June and December), RBG reviews application and will contact interested parties who wish to donate items or services. If you have an item or a service you wish to donate, please review our gift-in-kind policy and compete our gift-in-kind form.

Contact the Fundraising Team

Do you have a question about donating to Royal Botanical Gardens, or are you interested in setting up an estate gift? Fill out the form below and a member of our team will get back to you.