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Music in the Gardens

Sunday Evening Music in Hendrie Park!

Sunday evenings, July 2 to August 27, 2023 
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ; Hendrie Park

Bring a lawn chair or pack a blanket, grab a cold drink and enjoy performances featuring local and award-winning musicians in our lovely garden setting. 

Included in Garden Admission or Membership

*Please note – Chairs are not provided. Guests are asked to bring their own foldable lawn chairs, blankets, and cushions for turf seating.

This event is generously supported by:

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Garden Admission Tickets

Music in the Gardens is included in your Full Garden Admission Tickets! Tickets are available online, or for purchase at the door. Are you an RBG Member? No need to pre-purchase your tickets! Simply present your membership at the door.

Ticket Type Ticket Price
Adult $19.50
Senior*/ Student** $16.50
Child (Age 4 to 12) $11.50
Toddler (Age 3 and Under) FREE
RBG Members FREE
  • Include access to RBG Centre, Hendrie Park, Rock Garden and Laking Garden for the day
  • *Senior includes those of 65+ years of age
  • **Student includes anyone showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Prices include applicable taxes
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale

Thank You for Supporting RBG!

Royal Botanical Gardens is a registered charitable organization dedicated to connecting people, plants and place. By attending this event, you’re supporting our efforts in areas like plant science, conservation, horticulture and education.

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In Hendrie Park

Our largest cultivated garden area, Hendrie Park has something for everyone. This garden truly illustrates the diversity of both plants and garden design.

Bring a chair or spread out a blanket; the “Music in the Gardens” stage will be set up in Mitchell’s Field, a grassy hill on the eastern end of Hendrie Park. This location is a ~400m walk from the entrance of RBG Centre.

Garden Music Nights FAQ

Have a question about Garden Music Nights? Click the topics below for more information. If you have a question that is not answered, give us a call at 905-527-1158 or send us a message.

Admission and Tickets

Music in the Gardens is included in your Full Garden Admission or RBG Membership.

Admission is available for purchase online, or at the door, and includes daytime access to all RBG’s garden areas for the day.

Directions & Parking

Music in the Garden is held in Hendrie Park – please enter through RBG Centre at 680 Plains Road W. Burlington Ontario. Parking is included, available in the large lot at RBG Centre. This garden is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See for more details.


Seating is general admission, and first-come first-served. Chairs are not provided. Guests are asked to bring their own foldable lawn chairs, blankets, and cushions for turf seating.  

Food & Drink

Concessions will be open with grab and go fare available for purchase. 


Small washrooms are available just outside the Turner Pavilion Teahouse, and in RBG Centre on the lowest floor of the Atrium (at the base of the stairs, before you go through the tunnel into Hendrie Park). 


This event is held outdoors in a non-covered area. RBG reserves the right to cancel the performance due to inclement weather. 


RBG welcomes the use of personal assistive devices that allow visitors to enjoy our facilities and services. The stage is located in Mitchell’s Field in Hendrie Park, and is accessible by paved pathways.  

Mitchell’s Field is a large, open lawn area with a natural slope. 

For convenience RBG has a limited number of wheelchairs available for loan. Wheelchairs are available on a first come basis and may not be reserved in advance. It is recommended guests bring their own wheelchairs. 

If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us at 905-527-1158. 

Pets / Service Animals

Leashed dogs are permitted in Hendrie Park for a visit during regular operating hours. Please be responsible and clean up after your dog. 

Although dogs are not permitted in RBG Centre (with the exception of working animals), dogs are permitted to enter RBG Centre for the purpose of entering Hendrie Park.