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Winter Wonders: Daytime Activities

Join us for the day at the Gardens! Enjoy a wintery stroll through Hendrie Park or the historic Rock Garden, a visit to Shop at the Gardens, and more.

RBG Centre & Hendrie Park hours:
November 23 to January 8

Monday & Tuesday: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admission is at 4 p.m.
Wednesday to Sunday: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., last admission is at 3 p.m. The Gardens will reopen for Winter Wonders from 5 to 10 p.m. Winter Wonders tickets required. 

Closed December 25, 26, January 1

  • Rock Garden Lower Bowl In Winter
  • Happy Kids in Winter snow
  • Hendrie Park gates and Scented Garden fountain covered in snow
  • Red Berries From Winterberry
  • Snow Covered Hendrie Valley Boardwalk
Photo: Meaghan Eady Photography

Botanical Train Display

The Botanical Train display returns to RBG Centre! Constructed from over seven tons of cedar slabs, 3,000 pounds of rock and 250 feet of track, the Botanical Train Show features model trains amongst famous Canadian landmarks from coast to coast!

Included in your General Admission or Membership

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Ride the RBG Express

All aboard! Take a ride on the RBG Express through the winter beauty of Hendrie ParkThe train is available for paid rides throughout the garden.

$5 per train car (for a maximum of 4 people per car). General Admission or Membership also applies.

First train is at 10:15 a.m., last train is at 2:30 p.m.

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Winter Hikes

RBG’s nature sanctuaries feature more than 27 km of nature trails in Burlington & Hamilton, with three major trailheads. Find your route with maps and more at

FREE to hike. Parking charges apply, or get a free parking pass with your General Admission or Membership.

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Mediterranean Garden & Seasonal Displays

Explore the plants of the Mediterranean Climate and the Cacti and Succulent collection, PLUS the incredible seasonal display in the Breezeway, all at RBG Centre. Don’t forget your camera!

Included in your General Admission or Membership

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Discovery Activities & Tours

Storytime, Discovery Station and Winter Walks. Join our Interpreters to learn about festive plants, or for nature-themed activities the whole family will enjoy!

Included in your General Admission or Membership

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Self-Guided Activities

Learn about seasonal plants and festivals with these self-guided activities throughout RBG Centre!

Included in your General Admission or Membership

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Shop at the Gardens

Find unique gifts for every age! Offering a beautiful selection of merchandise as diverse as our gardens, Shop at the Gardens features an ever-changing selection of unique items for that special gift.  Many of our products showcase the talents of local artisans.

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Taste of the Gardens

Grab some festive sips and bites to enjoy as you wander the garden! The team will be serving a rotating menu of festive snacks and warm drinks available for purchase from the Turner Pavilion Teahouse, the outdoor Food Trailer.

At the Greenhouse Café you’ll find fresh, seasonal ingredients on a new menu that incorporates local produce, meats and cheeses and features wines and craft brews exclusive to Ontario.

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Winter Wonders

November 23 to January 8

Experience the magic of the holiday season under the stars as historic Hendrie Park transforms into a winter wonderland of nature and light.