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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.

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

Looking for a quick dose of nature? Visit Rock Garden or Laking Garden with $10 'Single Garden' admission! See details below.

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
Adult $19.50 $10.00
Student * $16.50 $10.00
Senior ** $16.50 $10.00
Child age 4 to 12 $11.50 $10.00
Child under age 4 FREE FREE
Family
(2 adults and up to 2 children under age 18)
$44.00 -
RBG Members FREE FREE
  • 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).

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

Single Garden Admission tickets available at the door only.

Admission Partnerships & Programs

Access 2 Card

Access 2 Cardholders purchasing garden admission tickets receive one free admission for their support person.

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)

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.

Learn More at OCT.ca

PRESTO Perks

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

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 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.

Admission FAQ’s

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:

Single garden admission provides access to either Rock Garden or Laking Garden.

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?

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

Single garden admission tickets are only available in person at Rock Garden or Laking Garden.

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?

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

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.

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.