More to See, Naturally
As Canada’s largest botanical garden, Royal Botanical Gardens is your connection to nature all year long.
By bringing together people and plants RBG has endless ways for visitors to learn and grow. Our gardens and trails are ever-changing, and there’s always more to see, naturally.
Our largest cultivated garden area, Hendrie Park has something for everyone. Home of the Rose Garden, Turner Pavilion Teahouse, Seeing the Invisible, Healing Garden, and more.
Following a significant rejuvenation, the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden reopened in 2016 to embrace sustainable trends in garden design and management while respecting the integrity of its heritage setting. Bold swaths of brilliant perennials provide sweeps of inspiring colour and texture throughout all seasons.
Set on a fertile terraced plain that was once a market garden, Laking Garden is home to RBG’s herbaceous perennial collections. The belvedere at the end of the entrance path offers a panoramic view of the entire garden, especially spectacular in early to mid-June when our iris and peony collections shine.
Start your visit to Royal Botanical Gardens at RBG Centre, home to many special programs and events where you will find both indoor and outdoor displays, Shop at the Gardens gift shop, the Greenhouse Café, and Natural Playground.
Things to Do
There’s always something new to experiences in the gardens! While some experiences are included in Garden Admission or Membership, others require separate tickets and pre-registration. Visit the individual event pages to learn more.
Seeing the Invisible
Experience the Augmented Reality art exhibit in Hendrie Park
A Summer of Arts
Enjoy a Summer of Arts at RBG, with sculpture collections, evening events, and more
Arts After Hours
Enjoy unique evening experiences celebrating art, food, and nature as the sun goes down.
Take in the Blooms
From Iris to Roses and more, there's always something blooming in the gardens
Arts After Hours, Shakespeare in the Garden, and more
Enjoy 27km of nature trails through Royal Botanical Gardens' nature sanctuaries
Join us for Lunch
With two restaurants and a teahouse on-site, Royal Botanical Gardens is your destination for dishes inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Courses & Workshops
Register for summer programs with topics like arts, wellness, outdoors, gardening and more!
Discovery Activities & Tours
Join us for daily garden tours, discovery stations and more
Become a Member
Get unlimited access to the gardens all year long with an RBG memberships! Enjoy free entry to the gardens, free parking, access to special pre-sales, and more.
More than Just a Pretty Place
For eight decades, Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) has connected people to the plant world. We do this not only to awaken people to plants’ beauty, diversity and necessity, but also to serve as a beacon for an increasingly urgent movement to preserve plant species and habitats and, by extension, our planet.
With a donation to Growing up Green, you can ensure an active, vibrant and healthy future for the children of today and tomorrow through our horticultural and conservation projects.