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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 7

  • Monday to Wednesday: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admission is at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday 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. Reduced hours December 24 and 31 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • 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.

$10 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 2:45 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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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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Winter Wonders

November 23 to January 7

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