RBG Speaker Series

We are excited to bring you a selection of lecture and workshop sessions with experts from across North America, speaking on topics such as gardening, wildlife, conservation, and more! Check back frequently for updates.

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Jillian Henderson

Thursday March 26

Get the Facts on Medical Cannabis

7 to 8:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Have you ever wondered if cannabis is a suitable therapy for you or a loved one? Are you unsure about how to get cannabis that is legal and approved by Health Canada? Jillian Henderson from Bodystream discusses how to navigate the system to stay on the right side of the law. She shares examples of real patients who have tried cannabis as medicine. She discusses the benefits as well as the precautions and warnings so you can stay safe while still managing symptoms. Come get your questions answered.

$18 ($6 for RBG Members) - pre-registration required.

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Paul O'Hara

Saturday April 18

A Trail Called Home: Tree Stories from the Golden Horseshoe

2 to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Enjoy a guided hike with Paul O’Hara to learn firsthand what he has experienced over his 25 years of tree study. Paul is a past RBG employee, writer, field botanist, landscape designer, and native plant gardening expert. In A Trail Called Home, Paul takes us on an explorative walk through his childhood memories of playing in the woods, as well as and his passion for trees and nature. Through his stories, we see the changes in the landscape over the years and share a deeper connection and appreciation for the land. Be prepared for outdoor hiking.

$18 ($6 for RBG Members) - pre-registration required.

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Barb McKean

Thursday June 4

Climate-Smart Gardening

7 to 8:30 p.m.; Rock Garden

The impacts of climate change are becoming more tangible with each passing year. Figuring out how to take action is a daunting task, but a meaningful form of climate change action lays right at your doorstep. Find out how creating a healthy, sustainable landscape can contribute to overall community resilience and adaptation. Changing your garden will change your carbon footprint and play a role in reducing the impacts of climate change. Are you up for the challenge?

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Upcoming Events

RBG hosts events year-round, from blooms festivals, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations, and more. Check back frequently for new listings! Learn More