Education Partners



The Pavilion in the Arboretum was made possible through a generous contribution from the City of Hamilton’s Future Fund.

Our Educational Mission

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world and help them to understand the crucial role that plants play in sustaining and enhancing our lives and the environment.

About Us

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum covering 1,100 hectares of display gardens and natural areas that celebrate the relationship between humanity and nature. We are Canada’s biodiversity hot spot — home to more species of wild plants than any other area in the country. We have been offering hands-on learning experiences that connect children and nature since 1947.

Our staff are enthusiastic educators who delight in sharing their passion for the natural world and environmental stewardship, and designing and delivering dynamic, curriculum-based learning experiences for students.

Come and learn with us as we explore the relationship between the plant world, society and the environment.