Ready, set, grow! RBG's Seed Library
Now open for the season
All life needs plants. RBG is dedicated to connecting people to plants. Our seed library is one way we nurture that connection. We provide seeds that you borrow, grow, and then return.
If you are new to gardening, interested in growing a greater diversity of plants, or invested in supporting a community of growers, our seed library will help you meet those goals.
Taste of the Gardens
With two restaurants on-site, Royal Botanical Gardens is your destination for dishes inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.
At the Greenhouse Café inside RBG Centre you’ll find fresh, seasonal ingredients on a new menu that incorporates local produce, meats and cheeses and features wines and craft brews exclusive to Ontario.
Situated at the historic David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, RBG’s Rock Garden Bistro features a French-inspired menu that boasts fresh, locally sourced ingredients, many picked straight from our gardens!
Courses & Workshops
RBG offers courses and workshops in Burlington & Hamilton for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness.
From award-winning children’s clubs to our popular children’s gardening programs and special seasonal workshops, kids of all ages grow with us.
RBG hosts events year-round, from blooms experiences, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations, and more!
Many special events require tickets (separate from Garden Admission or Membership). Please check the event details before planning your visit.
Where People, Plants and Nature Cultivate Unforgettable Experiences
cultivated garden areas
km of nature trails
acres of nature sanctuaries
acres of cultivated gardens
species at risk
taxa (unique types)
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Set your sights on RBG’s 27km of scenic trails and 300 acres of cultivated gardens with picture-perfect horticultural collections and bustling wildlife. With brilliant colours, magnificent shorelines and exhilarating escarpment views, something is bound to catch your eye.
Enjoy the scents of the season! From the fresh breeze through our nature trails to fragrant florals in the Mediterranean Garden, follow your nose and plan your visit around What’s in Bloom.
Explore the world of art in Hendrie Park through a variety of unique evening experiences coming soon! Tours, music, theatre, and workshops… there’s something for everyone!
With two restaurants and a teahouse on site, Royal Botanical Gardens is your destination for flavourful dishes inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.
RBG is committed to providing accessible, diverse and entertaining learning opportunities for all ages. Explore nature’s beauty in a new way and grow your knowledge through camps, courses, workshops, and RBG at Home.
What's In Bloom
Become an RBG Member
Members have access to the following benefits when presenting their membership card and one piece of photo identification.
- Unlimited Visits All Year Round
- Free Parking
- Specialty Food, Gift & Program Discounts
- Pre-Sale and Discounts to Special Ticketed Events
- Subscription to Members' Magazine, Paradise Found
- Free admission to RBG's Winter Exhibit
- Free Admission and Discounts at Botanical Gardens Across North America
Benefits are subject to change at any time.