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!

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Mini-Exhibit: A Place to Grow

February 23 to March 22

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Rock Garden

This mini-exhibit explores early gardening in Ontario through images and excerpts from the mail-order catalogues of seed companies operating here between 1850 and 1950.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership


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Docs at the Rock

Mondays and Tuesdays, March 2 to April 28

1 p.m.; Rock Garden

Round out your exhibit experience at the Rock Garden with our engaging, inspiring nature-themed documentary series. RBG has partnered with the National Film Board of Canada to showcase an incredible catalogue of films that take an in-depth look at fascinating issues relating to conservation and sustainability.

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RBG After Dark: Wine and Wildlife

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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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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Jazz Brunch

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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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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Escarpment Train Exhibit

March 14 to 22

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. Open for March Break!

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Rock the Night Away: Mediterranean Night

Friday March 20

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

"Rock the Night Away" with RBG at our historic Rock Garden. Enjoy a night of live entertainment, culinary delights, and some amazing cocktails. Sip on sangria while enjoying a Greek band with this Mediterranean-inspired evening!

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Speaker Series: Get the Facts on Medical Cannabis

Thursday March 26

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

EHave you ever wondered if cannabis is a suitable therapy for you or a loved one? Are you unsure about how to get cannabis that is legal and approved by Health Canada? Jillian Henderson from Bodystream discusses how to navigate the system to stay on the right side of the law.

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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

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; RBG Centre

Start off the gardening season right with our fourth annual Plant Faire. Shop local vendors, hear from gardening experts, and more! While supplies last.

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Rock the Night Away: Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday May 5

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

"Rock the Night Away" with RBG at our historic Rock Garden. Enjoy a night of live entertainment, culinary delights, and some amazing cocktails. Celebrate this Mexican tradition with tequila tasting and an authentic Mexican menu.

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Mother's Day Weekend Tea

Saturday May 9

Seatings at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.; Rock Garden

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

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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.

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Shakespeare

July 16 to 19, August 20 to 23

Save the date! Shakespeare is moving to Hendrie Park for 8 summer performances of Henry V with the Driftwood Theatre Group. Check back for more information.

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