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.
RBG Members have access to unlimited garden visits year round! Learn more at rbg.ca/membership.
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
Garden Admission Tickets
January 20 to April 16
Exhibit / Full Garden Admission
Provides Access to: Hendrie Park, RBG Centre, Rock Garden
Winter Exhibit is Time-Ticketed. Pre-purchase your tickets online. Walk-ups welcome on weekdays.
Single Garden Admission: Rock Garden
Provides Access to: Rock Garden
Available for purchase: online or in person.
Spring / Summer
Full Garden Admission
Provides Access to: Hendrie Park, RBG Centre, Rock Garden, Laking Garden
Available for purchase: online or in person.
Check back for online 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.
All prices include HST. Some gardens may be closed seasonally or for specific circumstances. Check the full garden hours for more details.
|Visitor||Full Garden Admission||Single Garden Admission
|Provides access to:||Hendrie Park, RBG Centre, Rock Garden, and Laking Garden (when open seasonally)||Rock Garden OR Laking Garden (when open seasonally)|
Age 13-17, or with valid post-secondary student I.D.
Age 4 to 12
|Infant / Toddler
(2 adults and up to 2 children under age 18 OR 1 adult and 3 children)
Are you looking to bring a group of 20 or more people? Simply purchase your tickets using the links above and a 15% discount will automatically be applied at check-out.
Are you a tour operator? Learn more about group tours at rbg.ca/grouptours
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.
Learn More at access2card.ca
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.
Learn More at canoo.ca
OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)
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.
Learn More at prestocard.ca
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 passes, annual memberships, school and children’s programming and school transportation costs.
Learn more, donate, or apply at rbg.ca/greenangels
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?
Full Garden Admission includes access to all RBG’s formal garden areas open on the day of your visit. This includes:
- RBG Centre
- Hendrie Park
- Rock Garden
- Laking Garden (open seasonally, check rbg.ca/hours for updates)
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 rbg.ca/events 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 rbg.ca/arboretum 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 rbg.ca/events.
Find the answers to more membership questions at rbg.ca/membership
Other Admission Types
Are you a group tour operator? We can create 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.