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Blooms Stage

Special Event Featured Event Accessible Event

Date & Time:

July 8 to September 6, Thursdays to Sundays

Location:

Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd W)

Types:

Entertainment, Special Event

Admission:

Included with General Admission, Included with Membership

Event Description

In celebration of RBG’s 80th anniversary, bring a lawn chair or pack a blanket and enjoy a variety of programming being offered this summer at the RBG Blooms Stage from Thursdays through to Sundays and holiday Mondays.

Join RBG staff and other industry experts on Thursdays to learn more about “The Making of RBG” through a speaker series that explores the history of RBG and the people behind it.  

Learn more about the important role nature plays in contributing to our health and wellness on “Feel Good” Fridays”, featuring cooking demonstrations, special guest speakers and a closer look at RBG’s New Healing Garden.  

Gather the kids and head to the stage for “Family Fun” Saturdays, to participate in a jam-packed season of educational and interactive entertainment.  

Finally, our popular “Music in the Garden” Series, which made its debut in 2020, will return to Hendrie Park on Sundays featuring local musicians of various genres. 

Blooms Stage events are included in your General Admission and is FREE for RBG Members. General Admission is available to purchase in advance online or in person upon arrival.

The Blooms Stage is generously supported by:

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  • pink roses
  • Chef Amy Symington giving a cooking demonstration on the Blooms Stage
  • Rose garden in full bloom with visitors strolling along reflecting pond
  • Three Tomatoes On Vine
  • Pablo the Turtle held by staff at RBG After Dark
  • Jazz singer performing at garden music nights

Featured Series

Through the Decades Event Icon

Through the Decades

In celebration of RBG’s 80th Anniversary, an exploration of its past, present and future through a series of special guest speakers and select musical performances.

Connect With Nature Event Icon

Connect with Nature

A closer look at our relationship with the natural world and the plants and animals within it to highlight our role and responsibility in preserving it. Guest speakers, storytelling, live animal encounters and select musical performances help demonstrate the ways nature impacts our everyday lives.

Ask and RBG Expert Event Icon

Ask an RBG Expert

A collection of interviews with RBG staff that offers a behind-the scenes look into the daily routine of the people behind Canada’s largest Botanical Garden!

Garden to Table Event Icon

Garden to Table

Our in-house catering team lead a series of cooking demonstrations that incorporate fresh plants from the garden and partner with local restaurants to showcase a variety of traditional cultural cuisine.

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Storytelling

A variety of topics and themes are explored through interactive storytelling sessions presented by industry experts including authors, illustrators and professional speakers.

July Lineup

Celebrate Blooms (Roses)

The Blooms Stage kicks off its opening week celebrating RBG’s bloom season and the iconic Rose Garden in Hendrie Park.

Thursday, July 8:

Hendrie Park Global Garden In Bloom

What Makes a Botanic Garden Different From a Park? Ask and RBG Expert Event Icon

11:30 a.m.

Join host Jackson Hudecki, Special Programs Coordinator at RBG for an interview with RBG Expert Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections as they take a closer look at how Botanical Gardens differ from other natural green spaces.

Roses in bloom at Hendrie Park with gazebo is the background

RBG’s Rose Garden Ask and RBG Expert Event Icon

1:30 p.m.

Join host Jackson Hudecki, Special Programs Coordinator at RBG for an interview with RBG Expert Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections to learn more about RBG’s iconic Rose Garden in Hendrie Park.

Tour Guide and Group

Guided Tour

2:00 p.m.

Creating Hendrie Park: Hendrie Park has undergone many renovations over the years as gardens were added and renovated to transform the Park into the Garden that we know today.
*Meet the tour guide at the Blooms Stage.

Friday, July 9:

Chef Amy Symington dressed in a white chefs jacket and black striped apron, leaning over a cutting board with carrots
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Garden to Table Series: Feast On Ambassador Chef Amy Symington Garden to Table Event Icon

10:30 a.m.

Currently she is a nutrition professor, researcher and chef at George Brown College, Toronto in addition to holding the role of Nutrition and Kitchen program coordinator at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, a not-for-profit cancer organization that provides support to those touched by cancer. Amy believes in the evidence-based health and environmental benefits of plant-based diets and is the recent author of The Long Table Cookbook: Plant-based recipes for optimal health. She enjoys baking with her kids, cooking, running without her kids and eating really good nut cheese.

Dr. Patricia Debly (PhD)

Nature in Music, Celebrating Blooms Connect With Nature Event Icon

Dr. Patricia Debly (PhD)

12:30 p.m. 

Flowers are a common theme for poets and composers, although the use of flowers has many different meanings. This lecture will discuss some of these metaphors in musical pieces such as in the late renaissance vocal work, Cruel Amaryllis (the flower vs. the lover) by Monteverdi. On the other hand, MacDowell’s Woodland Sketches for piano is more literal since they are meditations on specific flowers: To a Wild Rose and To a Water-Lily. Vocal songs can also be dedicated to one flower such as The Evening Primrose by Britten. The lecture will conclude with Debussy’s Impressions #3: Gardens in the Rain to encompass the beauty of all plants.

Patricia is a recently retired professor of music history having completed a 30-year career at Brock University. Her research, conference lectures, and publications have specialized in opera of the eighteenth century. As a RBG volunteer, Dr. Debly is pleased to combine her love of classical music with nature.

Saturday, July 10:

Illustrated graphic of bumbling bert magician wearing a purple tuxedo and tall tophat

Bumbling Bert Magic Show

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Join Bumbling Bert for some hilarious, bumbling-fumbling comedy and dazzling magic! Complete with silly, zany whirlwind jokes and amazing tricks, this show is sure to delight!

Sunday, July 11:

Laurel Tubman smiling and singing into a metal microphone

Lady Be Good

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Lady Be Good is one of Toronto’s top bands performing covers of your favourite hits with a jazz pop twist. Since 2013, Lady Be Good has earned rave reviews for their high-level of musical skill and arrangements that are both musically fresh and appealing to a wide audience.

Through the Decades & Creepy Crawlies

This week we explore the early history of RBG with the Blooms Stage’s first Through The Decades series and take a closer look at all things creepy crawly through live animal encounters and special musical performances.

Thursday, July 15:

group of four women standing in the newly constructed rock garden.

Gardens Lost to Time: the First Botanical Gardens in Canada Through the Decades Event Icon

Dr. David Galbraith – Head of Science

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

In the 19th Century several botanical gardens were built in Canada but most of these have now disappeared. Why were these gardens started, what happened to them, and who were behind these lost efforts?

young mums in planters in greenhouse

Ask a RBG Expert Ask and RBG Expert Event Icon

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 

Join host Jackson Hudecki, Special Programs Coordinator at RBG for an interview with RBG Expert Jon Peter, Curator and Manager of Plant Records for a behind-the-scenes look into the daily routine of the staff responsible for Canada’s largest Botanical Garden.

Tour Guide and Group

Guided Tour

2 p.m.

Prehistoric Grove: Royal Botanical Gardens have living fossils in Hendrie Park to help tell the story of our past and preserve these plants for the future.
*Meet the tour guide at the Blooms Stage.

Friday, July 16:

Chef Stephanie Soulis Headshot
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Garden to Table: Feast On Ambassador Chef Stephanie Soulis, Little Mushroom Catering Garden to Table Event Icon

10:30 a.m.

Stephanie is the Founder & Executive Chef of Little Mushroom Catering & Dining Lounge in Cambridge, a past Chair of Foodlink Waterloo Region, and the current Chair of the Hospitality Program Advisory Committee for Conestoga College. In 2019, Ontario Food Awards named Little Mushroom the province’s Caterer of the Year. They have won numerous awards for their sustainable practices, service excellence, and socially responsible practices. As a Feast On ambassador, Chef Stephanie Soulis has committed to sourcing local ingredients and supporting her community.

Saturday, July 17:

Eastern milksnake resting on the dirt

Sciensational Sssnakes Connect With Nature Event Icon

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

In Celebration of World Snake Day (July 16th) join Sciensational Sssnakes to learn all about these slithery critters and what makes them so unique! These live animal presentations feature some of Ontario’s very own native snakes and cool facts about these often misunderstood creatures.

Sunday, July 18:

Dr. Patricia Debly (PhD)

Nature in Music, Tiny Critters Connect With Nature Event Icon

Dr. Patricia Debly (PhD)

10:30 a.m.

Composers throughout the centuries have made reference to insects in both instrumental as well as vocal music. Each composer musically illustrates the characteristics of various insects in different ways. Beginning with our earliest example from the Renaissance is Josquin’s The Cricket followed by another vocal piece from the early Classical era by Hasse (The Shrewd Maid) with a maid singing a comic song about frogs, crickets, and moths. The lecture then “takes flight” with instrumental pieces: Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous Flight of the Bumblebee and Bartók’s From the Diary of a Fly.

Patricia is a recently retired professor of music history having completed a 30-year career at Brock University. Her research, conference lectures, and publications have specialized in opera of the eighteenth century. As a RBG volunteer, Dr. Debly is pleased to combine her love of classical music with nature.

SteelRiver Duo

SteelRiver, Celebrating the Music of the 30’s & 40’s Through the Decades Event Icon

Sets at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

The SteelRiver sound is the musical experience created only by the meeting of Lauren Roy’s soulful vocals and William Mukuna’s funky guitar style. Featuring Victor Vrankujl on Upright Bass, the trio kicks off the celebration of RBG’s 80th anniversary with a one-of-a-kind tribute to the music of the 30’s and 40’s! Landing somewhere in the soul/R&B realm, SteelRiver draws inspiration from the jazz, folk, pop and African worlds, blending the styles to create their own signature sound.

Enchanted Weekend & Spirits

Head over to the Blooms Stage this week and discover the magic of nature through interactive storytelling, and special guest speakers. Add a touch of magic to your own backyard with a special DIY demonstration!

Thursday, July 22:

collective arts brewing logo

Collective Arts Brewing Co.

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Join host Jackson Hudecki, Special Programs Coordinator at RBG for a chat with Collective Arts Brewing as they take a closer look at their new product line featuring botanical elements and the importance of artist collaboration with their branding.

Stay tuned for details!

Tour Guide and Group

Guided Tour

2:00 p.m.

Medicinal Plant Power: Discover wellness plants that can assist with emotional and physical wellbeing.
*Meet the tour guide at the Blooms Stage.

Friday, July 23:

One chef cutting bread
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Garden to Table Series: Feast On Ambassadors Chef Ricky Casipe of Ricky + Olivia Garden to Table Event Icon

10:30 a.m.

Ricky is one half of Ricky + Olivia, a chef duo with a focus on sourcing locally. They celebrate Ontario’s diversity through playful and thoughtful dishes. In the summer months you can find them operating the seasonal restaurant at Westcott Vineyards showcasing their commitment to quality local food and drink through “taste of place”. You can also find them across Toronto and the province at their pop-ups and events throughout the year.

Saturday, July 24:

fairy garden craft

Fairy Gardens

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to design and create your own fairy garden from talented RBG Design Workshop Volunteers! They will discuss the mechanics behind these miniature decorative gardens, provide plant and botanical decor recommendations, and of course spark some imaginative creativity!

mushrooms coming out of a storybook

Storytelling Series: Fairytales with Suzanne Burchell Storytelling Event Icon

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Suzanne has taught Dramatic Arts at the Secondary level as well as at Brock University for a total of 45 years. As a member of the Burlington Storytellers Guild, a published short story writer, and a RBG volunteer, Suzanne is happy to join us on the stage this year to share her passion for storytelling and nature.

Sunday, July 25:

Antonella singing into a microphone and Smiling

Antonella

11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

Antonella is an accomplished vocal performer, singing to audiences for over 30 years. She sings in a variety of different genres such as pop, jazz and blues, and has embraced her Italian heritage and Latin roots singing in Italian and Spanish. She will be releasing her first album, consisting of her interpretation of some of Italy’s most beautiful love songs.

Through The Decades & Movement

Learn more about the history of Canada’s largest botanical garden with the continuation of our Through The Decades Series. Join us for a week celebrating movement through interactive classes including yoga and learning to juggle!

Thursday, July 29:

black and white portrait of T.B. McQuesten

Doing Good by Stealth in this World: T. B. McQuesten and the Founding of RBG Through the Decades Event Icon

Dr. David Galbraith – Head of Science

11:30 a.m.* & 1:30 p.m.
Please note that the 11:30 a.m. presentation has been cancelled. Please join us at 1:30 p.m.

Royal Botanical Gardens’ founder Thomas Baker McQuesten was a prominent politician, lawyer, and visionary. What led him to create Canada’s largest botanical garden, and why was it built in Hamilton?

Friday, July 30:

downward dog yoga pose on red yoga mat

Beginners Yoga

11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Claudia Laurat focuses on breathing and gentle poses for the beginner yogi. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Don’t forget your yoga mat!

Saturday, July 31:

bex holding two hoola hoops in a sphere around her body

Bex in Motion

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Bex in Motion is a professional hula hoop entertainer with an acrobatic flair. After finding hoop dance through an after school program in teachers’ college, Bex and her hoop have been inseparable. Inspired by her gymnastics and yoga background, Bex is a masterful performer in multi-hoop tricks, fire and LED entertainment. Her comedy and interaction with the audience will put a spring in your step and a smile to your face.

Juggling Joe Gravity Show

Juggling Joe Gravity Show

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

What goes down must come up in the Juggling Joe Show! Join Joe for an interactive gravity experience that is sure to delight! *Visitors are encouraged to bring 2 pairs of socks from home in order to participate in the challenge of learning to juggle!

Sunday, August 1:

Collage of the five New Vintage Winds band members

New Vintage Winds: Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” Connect With Nature Event Icon

10:30 a.m.

New Vintage Winds is a Niagara based woodwind quintet that was formed in the opening weeks of the COVID 19 pandemic. All the musicians play as community members with the Brock University Wind Ensemble, which has gone online for 2020-21.

Frank Martens (Clarinet) is a retired career musician with the Canadian military. He is currently the Niagara Falls Concert band conductor, and continues to be a guest soloist abroad and in Canada. Michael Hindrichs (Horn) is a member of the Oakville Symphony Orchestra as well as the Oakville Chamber Orchestra and we are pleased to have a number of his arrangements for quintet in our repertoire. Miguel Angel Soler Laverde (Oboe) has recently come to Canada from Colombia where he taught oboe at Bogotá’s Escuela de formacion de artes y cultura and played in its Symphonic Band.  Lydia Beaudette (Bassoon) is an experienced orchestral musician, previously playing with the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, and later, while in graduate school in Ontario, with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra. Carolann Moisse (Flute) has been a soloist with the Niagara Falls and Hamilton concert bands. She is the founding member of New Vintage Winds and manages the ensemble’s engagements.

Andre Bisson holding a guitar near a window

André Bisson Rhythm & Blues Experience

12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

For over a decade André Bisson has been performing his unique blend of R&B and Soul Blues throughout Canada, U.S.A., and Europe. After graduating from the Applied Music Program at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Bisson went on to record, compose, and arrange six albums.

This multi-talented and multitasking vocalist, composer, songwriter, bandleader and guitarist is quickly proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with on the Canadian blues and roots scene. With the influences of Motown, Stax, blues, soul, big band, and gospel music, André has composed a repertoire of blues songs that reach orchestrations of up to 20 pieces.

Monday, August 2:

JoJo by a giant bubble full of smaller bubbles

JoJo Fun Bubble Show

10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Bubbles delight and tantalize our imagination and connect to our child energy. JoJo Fun‘s fabulous bubble entertainers bring joy and wonderment with their unique and delightful bubbles shows.

Cartoon Bob

Cartoon Bob

11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Don’t miss your opportunity to take home a truly unique souvenir with a donation to Green Angels. Cartoon Bob will be on-hand creating one-of-a-kind portraits!

The Fitzgeralds, three musicians with violins

The Fitzgeralds

1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.

The Fitzgeralds are a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings – Tom, Kerry and Julie Fitzgerald. This unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. 

August Lineup

Enchanted Weekend & Spirits

Head over to the Blooms Stage this week and discover the magic of nature through interactive storytelling, and special guest speakers. Add a touch of magic to your own backyard with a special DIY demonstration!

Thursday, August 5:

collective arts brewing logo

Collective Arts Brewing Co.

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Join Collective Arts‘ Director of Innovation, Catherine Oppedisano, for an exploration of the history, art, and fresh botanical ingredients behind every Collective Arts beverage.

Friday, August 6:

Magical Potions and Herbology with Geek+Tea 

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Hosted by Alyson Prokop. Stay tuned for details!

Saturday, August 7:

mushrooms coming out of a storybook

Storytelling Series: Fairytales with Suzanne Burchell Storytelling Event Icon

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Suzanne has taught Dramatic Arts at the Secondary level as well as at Brock University for a total of 45 years. As a member of the Burlington Storytellers Guild, a published short story writer, and a RBG volunteer, Suzanne is happy to join us on the stage this year to share her passion for storytelling and nature.

fairy garden craft

Fairy Gardens

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to design and create your own fairy garden from talented RBG Design Workshop Volunteers! They will discuss the mechanics behind these miniature decorative gardens, provide plant and botanical decor recommendations, and of course spark some imaginative creativity!

Sunday, August 8:

Michael Maguire playing guitar

Michael Maguire

11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.

Michael’s journey led him to study harmony, composition and arranging with Gordon Delamont, whose books Modern Arranging Technique and Modern Harmonic Technique have been called the “holy grail” of modern musical theory. Finding new creative energy through his studies, Michael proudly published a film score for Cinron Productions under Gordon’s tutelage. Always the innovator, Michael consulted with his good friend and student Charles Tauber in the design and construction of his custom made seven string guitar. Michael brings this beautiful instrument with him to every performance. Familiar melodies and jazz standards instantly become new creations under his fingers and through his voice.

Through the Decades & Forest and Trees

Our Through The Decades Series returns with special Ask The Expert presentations and musical performances, and we explore the important roles trees and forests play in supporting life on earth.

Thursday, August 12:

Sicamore Tree Arboretum

Ask a RBG Expert Ask and RBG Expert Event Icon

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. 

An interview about the forests & trees of RBG with RBG Expert Jon Peter, Curator and Manager of Plant Records.

group of four women standing in the newly constructed rock garden.

The Garden on the Heights: City Beautification and the Birth of the Rock Garden Through the Decades Event Icon

Dr. David Galbraith – Head of Science

1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Royal Botanical Gardens’ signature Rock Garden was built before RBG came into existence. Why and how was a large formal garden built in an abandoned sand and gravel pit, and who came up with such a revolutionary idea?

Friday, August 13:

Chef DTV standing with his arms crossed over his chest
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Garden to Table: Feast On Ambassador Darryl ‘Chef D’ Fletcher of Chef D TV Garden to Table Event Icon

10:30 a.m.

Chef Darryl Fletcher’s (ChefD) inspiration to pursue a culinary career began while watching Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet). He graduated from the Chef program at Humber College. Chef D’s career has taken him all over North America. He is now based in Kitchener.

ChefD has appeared as a popular guest on television, has his own cooking show, ‘At Home with ChefD’ on Rogers TV, and has authored two cook bookettes. He currently owns and operates ChefD catering. He believes in sharing his passion for food with others, and keeping recipes simple, easy, and incredibly tasty!

mushrooms coming out of a storybook

Storytelling Series: Lana Schroeder-Wilk Storytelling Event Icon

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Stay tuned for details!

Saturday, August 14:

mushrooms coming out of a storybook

Storytelling Series: The Name of the Tree with Suzanne Burchell Storytelling Event Icon

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Join professional storyteller Suzanne Burchell for a musical presentation featuring the African Tale “The Name of the Tree” and sing along to a song all about trees this week as we celebrate forests! – Suzanne has taught Dramatic Arts at the Secondary level as well as at Brock University for a total of 45 years. As a member of the Burlington Storytellers Guild, a published short story writer, and a RBG volunteer, Suzanne is happy to join us on the stage this year to share her passion for storytelling and nature.

tim burr circus lumberjack holding an axe like an air guitar

Circus Jack Lumber

11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

This is a highly interactive comedy stunt show with a Canadian Lumberjack theme.

Sunday, August 15:

Microphone backlit with bright light

Through the Decades Through the Decades Event Icon

Sets at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

In celebration of RBG’s 80th Anniversary, an exploration of its past, present and future through a series of special guest speakers and select musical performances. Stay tuned for details!

Upcoming dates to be announced. Stay tuned for event details.

Blooms Stage FAQ 

Have a question about the Blooms Stage? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158 or send us a message. 

Health and Safety Protocols

Do I Need To Wear A Mask:

As we welcome our community and visitors back to experience the beauty of Royal Botanical Gardens’ (RBG), we are making every effort to help ensure your visit is enjoyable, entertaining and, above all, safe.

Following the advice of public health authorities, masks are required to access the indoor spaces (entry to the garden, teahouse, washrooms, etc.), and we ask that you wear a mask or face covering outdoors if possible. Please observe all markers and follow physical distancing guidelines.

What do I do if I feel ill?

As part of our commitment and shared responsibility for the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, we ask that visitors perform a self assessment to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19 prior to your visit. Should you feel ill please stay home and contact your health care provider. We have a great line up of entertainment planned throughout the summer season and we hope you can join us at a future show when you are feeling better.

Tickets & Scheduling

Blooms Stage events are included in your daily General Admission and are FREE for RBG Members. General Admission is available to purchase online, or in person upon arrival at RBG Centre. 

The entertainment schedule will be posted on our website and updated on a regular basis. Performance times will be posted on signage at RBG’s main entrance, within the garden and at the stage. RBG reserves the right to change the schedule without notice.

Directions and Parking

The RBG Blooms Stage is located in Mitchell’s Field which is a garden area within Hendrie Park. Mitchell’s Field is at the east end of the garden. Directional signage and arrows will be placed in the garden to guide you to the stage. Parking is included, and available at RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road W. in Burlington. Access the garden through the main building, through the Atrium, and down to the Hendrie Park Tunnel.  

RBG Centre is accessible by Burlington Transit. 

Seating & Shade

In order to reduce touchpoints RBG will not be providing seating at the stage. Mitchell’s Field is a large, open lawn area with a natural slope. Visitors are welcome to sit on their own blankets or bring in their own lawn chairs to enjoy the performances. We ask that you remain at least 6ft apart from other visitors. Staff will be present to ensure visitors are following health and safety guidelines.

There is little to no shade in this particular area of the garden. Please be sun safe – wear a hat, bring an umbrella, wear sunscreen, and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Inclement Weather

RBG reserves the right to cancel or postpone shows without notice. Staff at the front entrance to RBG Centre will communicate any changes to the daily schedule.

Food & Drink

The Turner Pavilion is open with a grab – and – go menu available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You are welcome to bring in your own picnic and snacks to enjoy during a general admission visit to RBG. When bringing your own food to RBG, please be courteous of the environment and other guests by cleaning up after your meal and disposing of any litter.

Washrooms

Small washrooms are available just outside the Turner Pavilion Teahouse, and in RBG Centre on the lowest floor of the Atrium (at the base of the stairs, before you go through the tunnel into Hendrie Park).

Accessibility

RBG welcomes the use of personal assistive devices that allow visitors to enjoy our facilities and services. The RBG Blooms Stage is located in Hendrie Park, and is accessible by paved pathways.

For convenience RBG has a limited number of wheelchairs available for loan at the RBG Centre and Rock Garden Visitor Centre kiosks. Wheelchairs are available on a first come basis and may not be reserved in advance. It is recommended guests bring their own wheelchairs.

Pets / Service Animals

Leashed pets and service animals are welcome. Please be responsible and clean up after your pets.

Personal animals (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted in RBG’s indoor spaces, except to access the Hendrie Park tunnel through RBG Centre.