The Royal Quest

Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15

Only you can save the kingdom! Our quest will require imagination, speed and agility to complete several physical and mental challenges.

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Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Arboretum

Please Note: This Quest includes physical challenges and takes place on uneven terrain. The quest route is 3/4 of a kilometer. The Quest is fun for all ages. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Find the Sunlight and Save the Kingdom!

Bloom Kingdom was once a beautiful and vibrant place located within Royal Botanical Gardens, home to wonderful royal subjects and brilliant colours. The kingdom was split between two brothers, King Bloom and King Gloom, who each ruled their half of the land for many years. In time, King Gloom became greedy, wanting the whole kingdom for himself. After years of battle between the brothers, King Gloom placed an evil curse on the kingdom as a last effort to try and take control. This curse removed all the sunlight, killing the plants and leaving the kingdom in total darkness.

Luckily, during the battle King Bloom’s noble kingsman collected the last bits of sunlight before going into hiding. The kingsman is now somewhere secret in Bloom Kingdom, protecting the remaining shards of sunlight.

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You and your noble team of knights have been called upon to strengthen King Blooms army! In order to find the kingsman and bring colour back to life in Bloom Kingdom, your strength, speed and intelligence will be tested in both physical and mental challenges. Find the royal subjects and complete their challenges to gain valuable information about Bloom Kingdom, and retrieve a piece of deactivated sunlight. Complete all the challenges and bring the remaining pieces of sunlight together in order to bring peace and life back to the realm. Present the final, activated pieces to the King and Queen Bloom to bring back the light, and see colour come alive once again in Bloom Kingdom.

Be wary of King Gloom wandering around; you don’t want to be cursed too! Are you up for the challenge?


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Event Tickets

Visitor Ticket Price
RBG Members
(Adults and Children)
$5
Adult $20.92
Youth / Senior* / Student** $18.27
Child age 4 to 12 $13.85
Child age 3 and under Free

Tickets are available for purchase at the door, or online, though we do encourage online purchases as this both helps us better prepare for the event and provides a quicker registration process the day of.

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  • *RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age
  • **Student includes anyone showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • General admission is included in non member pricing
  • Prices are subject to HST and applicable service charges
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale.
  • Rain or Shine (in the case of extreme weather RBG reserves the right to cancel the event)

Event FAQ

Have a question about RBG's Royal Quest? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158.

Tickets >>

Tickets are available for purchase at the door, or online, though we do encourage online purchases as this both helps us better prepare for the event and provides a quicker registration process the day of.

RBG Members and those with pre-purchased general admission passes will only be required to pay a $5 per person event charge.

During the online purchasing process, you will be asked to select a day (Saturday or Sunday). Please purchase tickets for the day you are intending to attend, however should something come up and your plans change, tickets will be accepted on either date of the event.

Weather >>

The Royal Quest is held rain or shine and is 100% outdoors, so come prepared for the weather! RBG reserves the right to cancel the event due to inclement weather.

Directions and Parking >>

This event is held at the Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Road, Hamilton. Parking is included. Look for signage and volunteers to point you in the right direction.

Event Length and Timing >>

The Questwill take approximately 1 hour to complete. Though the event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the final entry/registration time will be at 3 p.m.

RBG's garden areas are open until 8 p.m. this weekend, so be sure to take advantage of the general admission included in your ticket price, and see them all! Find an outline of our garden areas at rbg.ca/gardensandtrails

Food >>

A light barbecue menu will be available for purchase on site.

Accessibility >>

This Quest includes physical challenges and takes place on uneven terrain, though challenges can be modified to fit individual needs. The quest route is 3/4 of a kilometre, and includes a long slope down into the lilac dell. If you have any questions about accessibility at this event, please contact us at 905-527-1158.

Pets / Service Animals >>

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the Royal Quest but must remain leashed at all times. Any pets found disrupting the event or other guests may be asked to leave.


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Visit rbg.ca/events for more information or view the full calendar at rbg.ca/visitorevents.

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