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 2016, the following corporations partnered with RBG:


Hauser Company Stores
Image Honda
S.C. Johnson and Son, Limited


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:

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium foundation generously supports RBG’s Volunteer program, the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System Program, and a new RBG Heritage and Heros project to preserve and animate our cultural heritage.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation is our Lead Education Partner in the development and delivery of hands-on environmental school programs from ECE to Grade 12.

In 2016, the following foundations partnered with RBG:

$100,000 Plus

Ontario Trillium Foundation
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

$25,000 - $99,000

Burlington Foundation
Graham Munro Charitable Foundation
RBC Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Dougher Community Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation
The incite Foundation for the Arts
The McLean Foundation
Stanley Smith Horticultural Fund



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’s Celebrate Ontario program is generously supporting Blooms at RBG.

The Heart of Ontario

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In 2016, the following Government departments and granting bodies partnered with RBG:

$100,000 Plus

Environment and Climate Change Canada
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

$25,000 - $99,000

Canadian Heritage
Hamilton Conservation Authority
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Natural Resources Canada

$10,000 - $24,999

Bay Area Restoration Council
Canadian Museums Association
City of Hamilton
Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan