Royal Botanical Gardens is Canada’s largest, with over 2,400 acres of gardens and nature sanctuary that spans Hamilton and Burlington Ontario. Garden Admission applies for access to Hendrie Park, RBG Centre, Laking Garden, and Rock Garden.
NOTE: Garden Admission does not apply for access to special events and exhibits. Learn more about what’s coming up at RBG and individual event ticketing requirements at rbg.ca/events
Planning to Visit the Arboretum?
Parking Reservation Required this Bloom Season
Pre-Registration is required for visitors (including RBG Members) parking at the Arboretum May 5 to June 1. Garden Admission tickets do NOT apply at this location.
|Visitor||Garden Admission (full day pass)||Single Garden Admission
|Provides access to:||Hendrie Park, RBG Centre, Rock Garden, Laking Garden||Rock Garden OR Laking Garden|
|Child age 4 to 12||$11.50||$10.00|
|Child under age 4||FREE||FREE|
(2 adults and up to 2 children under age 18)
- All rates include HST.
- * Students age 13 to 17, or post-secondary students with a valid student I.D.
- ** RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age.
- Garden Admission tickets purchased online are valid for one-time use on any date for that year (until December 31st).
Single Garden Admission tickets available at the door only.
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.
Find more frequently asked questions at rbg.ca/faq
What is included in Garden Admission?
Garden admission (full day pass) includes access to all RBG’s formal garden areas open on the day of your visit. This includes:
Garden admission also includes any Discovery Programming scheduled for the day.
Not all RBG experiences are covered by garden admission; many events, exhibits, and programs require specific tickets, and in some cases, timed-ticketing. See the individual offerings at rbg.ca/events for details.
Where can I purchase Garden Admission?
How long are tickets purchased online valid for? Do I need to select a specific date when purchasing?
Visitors do not select a visiting date when purchasing garden admission tickets online. Instead, any garden tickets purchased online via Eventbrite may be used once for any date during the current calendar year, before December 31st. Upon arrival at any garden area, present your tickets either printed, or on your mobile device to be scanned by our kiosk attendant.
Please note hours vary by garden area and change throughout the season. Check back at rbg.ca/hours before your visit.
Do I need garden admission to access the trails?
How do I upgrade my admission tickets to an RBG Membership?
During your visit, you can use your garden admission tickets towards the cost of a membership! Bring your receipt / online tickets to the membership desk at RBG Centre, and they will help assist you with your new membership.
Do I require garden admission tickets if I have a membership?
For a garden admission visit during regular operating hours, RBG Members simply present their Membership Card and a valid photo ID upon entry to each garden area.
Any special event or time-ticketed visit does require a separate registration. See the details for the specific event at rbg.ca/events.
Find the answers to more membership questions at rbg.ca/membership
Can I purchase garden admission tickets as a gift?
To gift garden admission, you can either purchase admission tickets online via Eventbrite (valid for redemption any date prior to December 31st of that year), or purchase an RBG gift card for the ticket amount in-person at RBG Centre.
Other Admission Types
Are you looking to join us with a group of 15 or more? We can create tour packages specifically designed and tailored to suit your group. Pre-book your trip and save!
Members benefit from year-round admission to 1,100 hectares (2,700 acres) of breathtaking gardens and nature sanctuaries.
Special Event Tickets
Please check rbg.ca/events for more information on ticketing for individual events.
Thank You for Supporting RBG!
Royal Botanical Gardens is a registered charitable organization dedicated to connecting people, plants and place. General admission fees support our efforts in areas like plant science, conservation, horticulture and education.
Plan Your Visit
Gardens and Trails
Four distinct formal gardens are contained with 1,100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve.
Hours & Map
Operating hours vary by garden throughout the year. Find a full guide and explore the map of RBG properties.
Directions & Parking
RBG's grounds span across Hamilton and Burlington, include multiple addresses and parking lots.