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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.

Support our Area of Greatest Need:
“Growing Up Green”

With a donation to Growing up Green, your gift will directly support our operations by funding horticulture and conservation initiatives, along with our award-winning educational programming. Your special gift will ensure that our gardens, our trails and natural areas, our programs and our services will be here for everyone to enjoy long into the future.

Specialized Giving Programs

eagle flying over water

Habitat Restoration and Conservation

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Arial View of Princess Point Summer Credit

Legacy Giving & the 1941 Club

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A small blandings turtle held by a staff member, identifiable by the yellow throat and legs

Symbolically Adopt a Blandings Turtle

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Bench With Lilac Collection

Tribute & Memorial Program

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Girls Walking Down Boardwalk In Marsh Credit

Green Angels Subsidy Program

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  • Purple And White Iris In Bloom
  • couple walking along rose garden path in fall
  • Boardwalk through a wetland at cootes paradise credit-markzelinski
  • Family At Lookout In Fall Credit
  • Girls Walking Down Boardwalk In Marsh Credit
  • Hendrie Park Fuschia Garden Roses
  • Corporate Function Rock Garden Outdoor Setup Credit

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. 

Touchless Giving with Tip Tap Pay

RBG is now offering touchless giving at two RBG locations: Cherry Hill Gate and our Arboretum! Tip Tap Pay is a contactless payment processing device that allows you to make small donations in specific denominations through Interact, Visa, Mastercard, Google Pay and Apple Pay. Receipts for donations are available upon request to the Development Department.

tip tap pay station installed next to the cherry hill gate entrance sign

Legacy Giving Program

There are additional ways to make a gift through donating securities, leaving a gift in your Will, giving through RRSPs/RRIFs/TSFAs and through an insurance policy. 

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 Development 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.