Featured Events

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Winter Exhibit: Wildlife Rescue

January 18 to April 13, 2020

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre

Enter the fascinating world of Wildlife Rescue, an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibit for all ages!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

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Speaker Series: Wildlife Rescue

Thursday February 20

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Learn about Toronto Wildlife Centre, a wildlife rehabilitation charity, and what happens to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife once they arrive. Common threats to wildlife are discussed, such as window strikes for birds, free-roaming cats, roads and other infrastructure, disease, garbage and water pollution. Find out what you can do to take action to help.

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Rock the Night Away: Caribbean Night

Friday February 21

6:30 to 10 p.m.; Rock Garden

Come "Rock the Night Away" with us at the Historical Rock Garden. Enjoy a Night filled with Entertainment, Cultural Foods, and some Amazing Cocktails. Sip on rum punch and enjoy the steel drum band with this Caribbean-inspired evening!

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Hendrie Park Heritage Walk

Saturday February 22

1 to 2 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Learn about the history of RBG’s most popular garden area and hear the stories of the people who have changed this landscape and left their mark. Features included are the Hendrie Gates, the Martimas Memorial Stone, and the Helen M. Kippax Garden.

 Included in General Admission or Membership, Registration Required

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Jazz Brunch

February 23, March 8, April 5, April 26

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Rock Garden

Sunday Brunches never “sounded” so sweet! Enjoy a delicious brunch complemented by the tranquility of the historic Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the sweet sounds of live entertainment.

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Dreamers, Schemers and Builders: an Introduction to the History of Royal Botanical Gardens

Sunday February 23

2 to 3 p.m.; RBG Centre

Join RBG’s Dr. David A. Galbraith for a stroll through the past century and more of RBG’s history, its antecedents both locally and further afield, and its landscape that bears witness to dramatic changes, cultural influences, and history itself.

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Orchid Society Spring Show and Sale

February 29 and March 1

Saturday: 12 to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre

The Annual Show showcases the beauty and diversity of orchids. Judged by the American Orchid Society, it features orchid displays by societies and growers from across Canada and the USA. There are also exhibits of flower arrangements, painting, photographs and plant sales.

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Journées bilingues / Bilingual Days

1 février, 7 mars, 13 mars, 4 avril
February 1, March 7, March 13, April 4

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre

Les Jardins botaniques royaux vous offre des programmes éducatifs bilingues pendant les premiers samedis de février, mars, et avril et aussi vendredi, le 13 mars.

RBG will be offering French/English bilingual educational programs on the first Saturday of February, March, and April as well as Friday, March 13.

Part of Wildlife Rescue

 Included in your General Admission or Membership


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RBG After Dark: Wine and Wildlife

March 5, April 2

7 to 10 p.m.; RBG Centre

Grab a drink, enjoy the music, and experience Wildlife Rescue after dark! On the first Thursday of each month, RBG's winter exhibit is transformed into a nightlife experience like no other. Join us for pub trivia, food and drinks, unique programming, and special guests. This is a 19+ event.

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Speaker Series: A Victory Garden for Trying Times

Thursday March 12

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Ever since her childhood on a Niagara farm, Debi Goodwin has dug in the dirt to find resilience. She experienced the healing power of a garden during sickness and loss. Learn about the history of Victory Gardens and how the garden she created and wrote about in her memoir, A Victory Garden for Trying Times, helped her carry on in her fight against an enemy she couldn’t see and, later, nurtured her through her grief.

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Rock the Night Away: Mediterranean Night

Friday March 20

6:30 to 10 p.m.; Rock Garden

Come "Rock the Night Away" with us at the Historical Rock Garden. Enjoy a Night filled with Entertainment, Cultural Foods, and some Amazing Cocktails. Sip on sangria and enjoy the greek band with this Mediterranean-inspired evening!

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Easter Brunch

Sunday April 12

Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Celebrate Easter at RBG! Stroll through the Gardens and join us for a delicious spread.

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Plant Faire

Saturday April 25

TBD; RBG Centre

Start off the gardening season right with our fourth annual Plant Faire. Shop local vendors, hear from gardening experts, and more! Check back for more information.


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Rock the Night Away: Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday May 5

6:30 to 10 p.m.; Rock Garden

Come "Rock the Night Away" with us at the Historical Rock Garden. Enjoy a Night filled with Entertainment, Cultural Foods, and some Amazing Cocktails. Celebrate this Mexican tradition with tequila tasting and an amazing menu.

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Mother's Day Weekend Tea

Saturday May 9

Seatings at 1 and 4:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Show Mom how much you care and treat her to an afternoon tea. Enjoy a variety of tea sandwiches, scones, and mini pastries. Check back for more information.

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Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday May 10

Seatings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; RBG Centre

Treat Mom to a day at the Gardens. Enjoy a delicious brunch and tour the spring blooms. Check back for more information.

 Event Tickets Required