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Green Thumb

Plan Your Visit: Green Thumb

With tens of thousands of plants in our five cultivated garden areas, there is always something interesting growing at RBG.

  • Outdoor Collections
  • Tours and Discovery
  • Grow Your Knowledge with a Workshop or Program
  • Botanical Events and Floral Shows

Outdoor Collections

RBG is home to 5 ever-changing gardens, including visitor-favourite collections like cherries, magnolias, lilacs, iris, peonies, and roses. See a blooms calendar at Included in your General Admission or Membership

Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer

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Tours and Discovery Activities

Spend some time with our Garden Interpreters to discover plants in a new way. Join daily tours and visit our Discovery Carts through the summer months and seasonally on weekends. Included in your general admission. Do you have a group of 15 or more? Book a private tour at

Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer

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Botanical Events and Floral Shows

Join us for seasonal displays of visitor-favourite blooms from local botanical societies, or join us for a spring Plant Faire to attend workshops, and shop local vendors. Find a list of all upcoming events at

Seasonal Interest: Year-Round (specific dates)

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Register for a Workshop or Program

Let your mind grow at the Gardens! We offer over 200 courses and workshops, including the “Master Your Garden” series focusing on gardening techniques, solutions, and practices to help get your garden in shape. Registration required.

Seasonal Interest: Year-Round

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Experience More Adventure When You're a Member

As Canada's biodiversity hotspot, Royal Botanical Gardens provides its members with a one-of-a-kind experience, harmonizing cultivated gardens and natural landscapes with an entertaining recreation and beauty. History, culture, science, recreation and beauty - we have it all. You can experience it by joining today.

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