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Art in the Gardens

Art brings beauty into our gardens, adds a human element, tells a story, and creates dialogue. Discover the abundance of art installations that grace our garden setting.

Emily standing infront of a floating white picture frame with vibrant colours flowing on the canvas

Seeing the Invisible

An Augmented Reality Art Exhibit

June 2 to August 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Seeing the Invisible features works by more than a dozen international artists including Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Timur Si-Qin—including several artists’ firsts works in AR.

Art Collections & Installations

Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection

RBG friend and donor Dan Lawrie has made a commitment through 2023 to donate inspiring sculpture to Royal Botanical Gardens, creating the International Sculpture Collection. Through Dan’s generosity, this permanent collection grows in Hendrie Park each year, with the addition of new works from around the world.

Pictured: School of Fish by Kakkee Negeoseak

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Earth Art

Also known as ephemeral art, Earth Art installations are an exciting genre of art that has emerged from the contemporary world’s environmental consciousness. Various installations from past Earth Art exhibitions can be found throughout RBG properties.

Pictured: V = B0 + B1 *D^ B2 + B3 *D^ B4 *H^ B5 by Neville Gabie

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Other Permanent Art

Discover some of the lesser-known art pieces that have found their home at the Gardens throughout its rich history.

Pictured: Flora Hominis by Brandon Vickerd

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Events, Courses & Workshops

RBG hosts a number of arts-related events throughout the year, along with a host of courses and workshops. Many events require pre-registration. See individual events for attendee requirements.