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Laking Garden reduced hours Saturday June 15: Laking Garden will be closing at 2 p.m. for a special event. Hendrie Park / Rock Garden remain fully open until 8 p.m.

Under the Harvest Moon with Feist

Special Event

Date & Time:

September 19, 2024

Location:

Hendrie Park (680 Plains Rd W)

Types:

Entertainment, Evenings, Special Event

Event Description

Thursday September 19, 2024; Hendrie Park

Celebrate the transition of seasons by joining us for a night of music with a remarkable act. Feist will grace the autumn air under the harvest moon. Bring a lawn chair, pack a cozy blanket and enjoy fall inspired food and beverage in our lovely garden setting.

Enhance your experience by purchasing a Premium ticket. This ticket includes early access to the grounds, your own food and beverage station, reserved foldable chair and separate garden entrance and parking lot.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 p.m. Early access to garden for Premium ticketholders
  • 6 p.m. Doors open for general admission ticketholders
  • 7 p.m. Show begins*

*Note: show start time could delay due to weather

  • Outdoor concert in the gardens on an open stage decorated with plants
  • Rose garden in fall, a path winds between late season roses and companion plants ending at a large black gazebo
  • Two people enjoying live outdoor music concert in lawn chairs
  • Wide angle of the rose garden in full bloom

Tickets

Ticket Type Includes Ticket Price*
General Admission Access to the garden, show admission. Bring your own seating. $80
Premium Early access to the grounds, your own food and beverage station (available for purchase), reserved foldable chair and separate garden entrance and parking lot. $130

*All prices subject to HST and $1 service fee

  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale. General admission discounts and coupons are not applicable to this ticketed event. 
  • After a purchase is complete, the tickets are the property of the ticket-holder.  
  • Pre-registration is required for this ticketed event.  
  • Everyone attending the event must have a ticket. You will not be admitted into the event without a ticket. Tickets will be scanned upon arrival.  

To access the member presale, simply log in to your RBG online account using the email address associated with your membership. Once your account is set up, visit the registration page during the pre-sale time and tickets will be available! That’s it! No pre-sale code required.

Do NOT make a new account; any new account created will not have access to your member benefits, and will not permit you access to the pre-sale.

For new members: How To Activate Your Account

Do this prior to the sale date to avoid disappointment!

  1. Visit secure.rbg.ca/account/login
  2. Enter your email address and “submit” (NOTE: RBG members must use the email associated with their current membership)
  3. Check your email for a link to reset your password
  4. Log in with your new credentials and check your account information. Ensure your updated membership is showing.

If you do not receive a password reset email within 10 minutes, or if you log into and your membership is not showing in your account information, it is possible that email address is not the primary contact on your RBG Membership. Get in touch with the memberships team for more information.

To help manage site activity and make registration as fair as possible, RBG has implemented an online waiting room system.

The waiting room will open 1 hour prior to sale time (note: there is no advantage to entering the waiting room earlier than others). When the sale begins, you will be randomly placed in an online queue, with a limited number of registrants let into the site at a time. Complete your purchase, and close the browser tab when complete.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this experience and large number of individuals hoping to secure registrations, the waiting room time may be significant. Please factor a long wait into your planning.

Why use a virtual waiting room? A virtual queue allows a limited (and randomly selected) number of individuals into the ticket site at once. This practice:

  • prevents “cart-jacking” (a reduced number of individuals competing to add the same tickets to their carts at the same time)
  • ensures the ticketing site can operate without being overwhelmed by web traffic
  • accommodates those working with slower internet connections without fear of competing
  • creates a fairer system overall by randomly assigning places in the virtual line

Tickets purchased to special events are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets for this event can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend. If RBG cancels a special event, ticketholders will be fully refunded. Please keep your tickets and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry for the event.

Liability: RBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property, or for personal injury or mishap; all activities are at the risk of the participant.  

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this tour may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this event, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.  

By purchasing tickets and participating in this event on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests. 

Thank You for Supporting RBG!

Royal Botanical Gardens is a registered charitable organization dedicated to connecting people, plants and place. By attending this event, you’re supporting our efforts in areas like plant science, conservation, horticulture and education. Learn more at rbg.ca/donate

About the Artist

A black and white photo of Feist standing in front of a piece of abstract artwork

Feist

Widely recognized as one of the most compelling vocalists and songwriters in her genre, Leslie Feist is a 14-time Juno Award-winning solo artist and founding member of Broken Social Scene. Following the breakout success of her sophomore album Let It Die, she went on to achieve international acclaim with 2007`s The Reminder: a gold-certified release that landed on best-of-the-year lists from outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, Spin, and Rolling Stone, along with earning four Grammy nominations. The Reminder paved the way for Feist`s appearance on such iconic shows as “Saturday Night Live” and “Sesame Street”, and setup her Polaris-Prize-winning masterpiece, Metals. Metals was one of three of Feist’s albums, including her most recent, Multitudes – to receive “Album of the Year” honours from New York Times – the only artist to accomplish such a feat. “A soul-stirring career highlight”, praised The Guardian, 2023’s Multitudes saw her reclaim performance spaces with boundary-breaking performances in the round and put her once again back at the Grammy and Juno Awards in 2024, winning for Best Adult Alternative Album at the latter.

In Hendrie Park

This event takes place in RBG’s Hendrie Park, at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington ON.

Our largest cultivated garden area, Hendrie Park truly illustrates the diversity of both plants and garden design, and is home to the Rose Garden. Stroll through the garden to Mitchell’s Field (#8 on the map pictured here), a grassy event space with a natural hill perfect for concert viewing.

Map of Hendrie Park and RBG Centre

Michell’s Field will be broken into two sections: VIP (seated) and General Admission (lawn, bring your own seat)

General Admission Section

General admission tickets are first-come first-served. Chairs are not provided for this section. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, cushions, or pillows for turf seating.

VIP Section

Premium tickets offer an optimal viewing experience of the performance and reserved seating. Select your seat when booking your tickets. Space is limited and these spots will fill up quickly so be sure to purchase your tickets early!

foldable fabric chair
V.I.P. Section Layout

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about this event? 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.

Tickets

Your tickets will be emailed to you as a pdf attachment shortly after online payment. You will be required to present these tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device.  

Tickets are final sale. 

Parking

This concert is held in Hendrie Park – please enter through RBG Centre at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington Ontario. Parking is included, available in the large lot at RBG Centre. This garden is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See rbg.ca/directions for more details. 

Premium ticketholder parking is located at Cherry Hill parking lot located at 1101 Plains Road West and ticketholders will enter directly into Hendrie Park through the service gate. 

Overflow parking: A complimentary shuttle bus will be running from the Rock Garden Parking lot (1185 York Blvd. Hamilton ON) to RBG Centre. 

Seating & Layout

Michell’s Field will be broken into two sections: VIP (seated) and General Admission (lawn, bring your own seat)

General event layout

VIP Section

Premium tickets offer an optimal viewing experience of the performance and reserved seating. Select your seat when booking your tickets. Space is limited and these spots will fill up quickly so be sure to purchase your tickets early!

Premium Seating Layout

General Admission Section

General admission tickets are first-come first-served. Chairs are not provided for this section. Guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, cushions, or pillows for turf seating. 

Food & Drink

Concessions will be open with grab and go fare available for purchase.  

This is a licensed event; alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase for those age 19+. A valid I.D. is required for beverage purchase. 

Outside food and drink is not be permitted. 

What to Bring

Pack layers for the cooler evening and don’t forget the bug spray! Make sure to bring your own chair, blanket or cushion if you are not purchasing a Premium ticket.   

Outside food and beverage is not permitted. 

Washrooms

Washrooms are located close to the performance area, just outside the Turner Pavilion Teahouse, and inside RBG Centre on the lowest floor of the Atrium

Weather

This event is held outdoors in a non-covered area. RBG reserves the right to cancel the concert due to inclement weather.  

Accessibility

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

Mitchell’s Field is a large, open lawn area with a natural slope. 

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

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us at 905-527-1158. 

Pets & Service Animals

With the exception of service animals, personal dogs/cats/animals are not permitted at this event. 

Terms & Conditions

Tickets purchased to special events are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets for this event can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend. If RBG cancels a special event, ticketholders will be fully refunded. Please keep your tickets and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry for the event.

Liability: RBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property, or for personal injury or mishap; all activities are at the risk of the participant.  

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this tour may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this event, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.  

By purchasing tickets and participating in this event on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests. 

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