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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.

Seeing the Invisible

Returning Summer 2022

The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology will premiere at Royal Botanical Gardens in September 2021 as one of 12 participating gardens across six countries and the only location in Canada.

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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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Sculpture Map

Click the link below to download a map outlining sculpture placement within the garden (pdf).

Sculpture Map (PDF)