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.
Garden Admission Tickets
Single Garden Admission: Rock Garden
Provides Access to: Rock Garden
Available for purchase: online or in person.
June 2 to Dec 31
Arboretum and Nature Trails
Admission not required. Parking fees apply.
(Admission applies to the Arboretum during peak bloom season, April and May)
May 5 to September 4
Single Garden Admission: Laking Garden
Provides Access to: Laking Garden
Available for purchase: online or in person.
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
All prices include HST. Some gardens may be closed seasonally or for specific circumstances. Check the full garden hours for more details.
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Age 13-17, or with valid post-secondary student I.D.
Age 3 to 12
|Infant / Toddler
Admission for the Arboretum is not required outside peak bloom season (dates indicated above). Learn more at rbg.ca/arboretum
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 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.
Learn More at canoo.ca
OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)
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.
Learn more, donate, or apply at rbg.ca/greenangels
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.
Learn more at ahsgardening.org
Members have access to the following benefits when presenting their membership card and one piece of photo identification.
- Unlimited Visits All Year Round
- Specialty Food, Gift & Program Discounts
- Pre-Sales for 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:
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?
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
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.