Featured Events

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Garden Music Nights

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July and August

6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Hendrie Park

An RBG tradition continues with another stunning lineup of entertainment returning to the Hendrie Park stage. Check back for the summer lineup!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

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RBG After Dark: On the Rocks!

July 18, August 8, September 19

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Rock Garden

Blooms, Brews & BBQ. Let there be Rock. Grab a cold one while our house DJ provides a rock n roll soundtrack to an unforgettable evening at the legendary Rock Garden!

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Edible Weekends

Saturdays and Sundays, July 6 to 28, August 10 to 25

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Visit our Discovery Cart in Veggie Village to learn more about tasty plants that are easy to grow and use in a wide variety of dishes. RBG’s Greenhouse Café presents cooking demonstrations on Sunday afternoons, while recipes are available at the Discovery Cart all weekend.

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Enchanted Garden Weekend

August 3 to 5

Calling all gnomes, fairies, pixies, and sprites! Make your way to Royal Botanical Gardens where a touch of magic awaits you.

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Shakespeare's the Twelfth Night, to be seen or not to be seen - in neon lettering

Shakespeare at the Rock

August 12 to 16, 19 to 23, 26 to 30

The historic Rock Garden provides the perfect atmosphere for a night of inspiring theatre under the stars. Check back for more information.

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Escarpment Train Exhibit

August 31 to September 2

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rock Garden

RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history. 

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The Great Pumpkin Trail

October 24 and 25

Hendrie Park

Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns light your way along our garden and South Bridle Trail. Enjoy live entertainment, face painting and pumpkin-themed activities and games. More details to come mid-September.

 Event Tickets Required

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Tea Festival

November 9 and 10

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Warm up with a hot cup of tea and sample different varieties from around the world. From green to rooibos, oolong to herbal and everything in between, learn all about your favourite types of tea with tastings and educational presentations.

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