Our Partners

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) works with corporations, foundations and organizations, as well as all levels of government to further our mandate, which brings people together with plants and nature. We are grateful for their support.


The corporate supporters listed below support conservation efforts, exhibits & events, and environmental educational programs, and donate their products and services to RBG. They also help spread awareness of our mission through joint marketing programs. We thank them for making a positive environmental impact through their partnership with us.

Featured Corporations:

Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association

The Association is a valued partner in our Green Angels program. This program provides free environmental education programs /camps and memberships to disadvantaged, special needs and new Canadian children in the Hamilton/Burlington region.

In 2015, the following corporations partnered with Royal Botanical Gardens:

$500,000 Plus

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

$25,000 - $49,999

Hamilton Port Authority

$10,000 - $24,999

Burlington Sound of Music Inc.
Aldershot Landscape Contractors Ltd.
Hamilton Industrial Environmental Association (HIEA)

$5,000 - $9,999

Queenston Chevrolet & Image Honda
Walker Industries Holdings Limited

$1,000 - $4,999

Bishopston-Rhys Consulting Inc.
Catered Fare Inc.
CN Employees' and Pensioners' Community Fund
Fred Hall & Son Limited
Heatherington & Associates Tour & Event Planners
SAIL Burlington
TransCanada Pipelines Inc.

Foundations and Organizations

Foundations and like-minded organizations provide support which is integral to the work of Royal Botanical Gardens. Donations have been received to support programs as diverse as our environmental education and sustainability programs, network and program development, events, and habitat restoration initiatives. Thanks to their generosity and partnership, we are able to achieve greater results on many fronts.

Featured Foundations:

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation is our Lead Education partner supporting Nature Interpretive Centre (NIC) school programs

Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

On behalf of our Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System partners, RBG has received a grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to encourage and support ecological stewardship and conservation activities in the EcoPark System.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium foundation generously supports RBG’s Environmental Internships program, as well as the Ontario Back to Nature Network, and the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Program.

In 2015, the following Foundations and Organizations partnered with RBG:

$1,000,000 Plus

The Dalglish Family Foundation

$100,000 - $999,999.00

Canadian Heritage
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
The Joyce Foundation

$25,000 - $99,999

RBG Auxiliary
Royal Botanical Gardens' Board of Directors, 2015

$10,000 - $24,999

Canadian Museums Association
Douglas A. Flett Foundation
J.P. Bickell Foundation
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford

$5,000 - $9,999

McGrath Milne Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation
StoneRidge Insurance Brokers
The incite Foundation for the Arts
The Schwenger Family Foundation

$1,000 - $9,999

Burlington Foundation
Burlington Lion's Club
Glen & Debra Swire Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation
Hutton Family Fund
James N. Allan Family Foundation
Malloch Foundation Fund
Malloch Foundation Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation
Martin Foundation Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation
Mount Hamilton Horticultural Society
Samuel W. Stedman Foundation
Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton
The Garden Club of Hamilton
W. Robert & Marion S. Shivas Conservation Trust at Hamilton Community Foundation
Willowool Foundation


Royal Botanical Gardens partners with all levels of government, including the Government of Canada.

Featured Government Partner(s):

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Celebrate Ontario program supports our 2015 Holiday Traditions with Trains exhibit.

The Heart of Ontario

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In 2015, the following Government departments and granting bodies partnered with RBG:

$100,000 Plus

Environment Canada
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

$25,000 - $99,000

Environment Canada
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

$10,000 - $24,999

Natural Resources Canada
Service Canada