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Laking Garden reduced hours Saturday June 15: Laking Garden will be closing at 2 p.m. for a special event. Hendrie Park / Rock Garden remain fully open until 8 p.m.

Garden Admission

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. Admission also applies to the Arboretum during bloom season.

RBG Members have access to unlimited garden visits year round! Learn more at

Garden Admission Tickets

Full Garden Admission

Provides Access to: Hendrie Park, RBG Centre, Rock Garden, Laking Garden (select seasonal hours), Arboretum (admission not required, metered parking applies).

Available for purchase: online or in person

Looking for a shorter visit? See below for Single Garden Admission options.

Purchase Tickets

These tickets do NOT include parking at RBG trailheads or access to all RBG events. See the full events calendar for information on admission requirements for specific events and activities.

  • Some gardens may be closed seasonally or for specific circumstances. Check the full garden hours for more details.
  • All prices subject to HST
Visitor Full Garden Admission Single Garden Admission
Provides access to: All of the following (when open seasonally):

One of the following:

Adult $19.50 $10
Age 13-17, or with valid post-secondary student I.D.
$16.50 $10
Age 65+
$16.50 $10
Age 3 to 12
$11.50 $10
Infant / Toddler
Age 0-2

Admission for the Arboretum is not required outside peak bloom season (dates indicated above). Learn more at

Are you looking to bring a group of 20 or more adults?  Simply purchase your tickets using the links above! Add 20 or more adult Full Garden Admission tickets and a 15% discount will automatically be applied at check-out.

Are you a tour operator? Learn more about group tours at

Admission Partnerships & Programs

Partner programs tickets are only available for purchase in-person.

Access 2 Card

Access 2 Cardholders purchasing garden admission tickets receive one free admission for their support person. For online tickets, purchase admissions for the cardholder, and the support person will be accommodated at the door.

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Canoo (Institute for Canadian Citizenship)

Canoo members and up to 4 children receive free Garden Admission when showing the Canoo app on their personal device.

Canoo is offered to Permanent Residents of Canada within their first 5 years of receiving permanent residence status, or new Canadian Citizens in the first 12 months of citizenship.

Available for garden admission during regular hours only; does not apply for any special ticketed events or parking.

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OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) cardholders receive free garden admission. Display your OTC card upon entry.

Available for garden admission during regular hours only; does not apply for any special ticketed events or parking.

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PRESTO cardholders save 15% off Adult Garden Admission tickets when showing your PRESTO card upon arrival.

Available for garden admission (full day pass) during regular hours only; does not apply for single garden admission or any special ticketed events.

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Green Angels

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, RBG can provide the helping hands that guide disadvantaged, special needs and new Canadian children to a special place where they can let their imagination grow in a safe environment.

The Green Angels Subsidy Fund subsidizes admission passesannual membershipsschool and children’s programming and school transportation costs.

Learn more, donate, or apply at

American Horticultural Society

Current memberships of the American Horticultural Society or from a garden participating in their Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP) receive free Garden Admission to Royal Botanical Gardens.

Display your card upon entry alongside valid government I.D. to redeem.

Available for garden admission during regular hours only; does not apply for any special ticketed events or parking.

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Member Benefits

Members have access to the following benefits when presenting their membership card and one piece of photo identification.

  • Unlimited Visits All Year Round with FREE admission to 1,100 hectares of gardens and nature sanctuaries
  • 10% discounts at the Garden Shop, Rock Bistro, Greenhouse Café, and Tea House at the Turner Pavilion
  • Pre-Sales or discount options for  Special Ticketed Events
  • Subscription to our annual Members' Magazine, Paradise Found
  • Free admission to RBG's  Winter Exhibit
  • Free Admission and Discounts to over 200 other Botanical Gardens Across North America

*Benefits are subject to change at any time.

Admission FAQ’s

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What is included in Garden Admission?

Full Garden Admission includes access to all RBG’s formal garden areas open on the day of your visit. This includes:

Single Garden Admission provides access to either Rock Garden or Laking Garden.

All garden admissions also includes any Discovery Programming scheduled for the day.

NOTE: 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 for details.

Where can I purchase Garden Admission?

Garden Admission tickets are available for purchase online, or at the entrance of any garden area (RBG Centre, Rock Garden, Laking Garden).

Do I need garden admission to access the trails?

Garden admission is not required for hiking RBG’s trails; parking fees do apply at all RBG trailheads.

Please note: time-ticketed parking reservations are required for visiting the Arboretum during peak bloom season. See for details.

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

Find the answers to more membership questions at

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.