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Courses & Workshops

Let your mind grow at the Gardens!

RBG offers courses and workshops in Burlington & Hamilton for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness.

From award-winning children’s clubs to our popular children’s gardening programs and special seasonal workshops, kids of all ages grow with us.

Resuming Programming Safely

As we welcome our community and visitors back to experience the beauty of Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), we are making every effort to help ensure your visit is enjoyable, entertaining and, above all, safe.

Following the advice of public health authorities, there are a number of ways that our dedicated staff are safeguarding all indoor and outdoor spaces for our guests, including:

  • Reduced class sizes
  • 3-layer masks required for all indoor spaces (as well as any programs that involve children over the age of 2 years, youth, or vulnerable populations, both indoors and outdoors)
  • All high touch point surfaces sanitized regularly

You will be sent a mandatory Covid-19 Self Assessment Form to complete prior to the program. If you fail to complete the form prior to the program, you will be contacted at the email/phone number provided.

Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Browse our upcoming programs! These courses and workshops are released / announced quarterly. If you’re a member, keep an eye out for Paradise Found for the newest batch of programs.

Want to hear first when we release new programs? Sign up for email notifications at

Download Programs Guide

View all our upcoming programs in this handy pdf programs guide!

Register for Programs

All courses and programs require pre-registration online, or with the program booking clerk. Browse through the courses above and click for more information, and for the appropriate registration link.

Listed pricing includes HST and is subject to an Eventbrite Service Fee.

Pre-registration is required for all programs, ideally by the date provided to allow the program organizers to best prepare. If the indicated “register by” date has passed, you may still be able to register for the program, provided there is space still available.

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us!

Membership Discount

RBG Members receive 10% off most RBG Experiences programming when using the member discount code.

This code was distributed via email along with the latest digital edition of Paradise Found), and is included in the member package for new members. Enter this code in the “promotional code” field on the top left of the registration screen BEFORE selecting your programs

If you are a member but did not receive the code, fill out the code request form.

Public Education Participant Behaviour Agreement

By enrolling in and participating in RBG educational public programs participants agree to the statements outlined in Royal Botanical Gardens’ public education participant behaviour agreement found here.

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Become a Green Angel

RBG is committed to giving every child, regardless of their financial situation, an opportunity to fall in love with nature. Become a Green Angel to a child in need today!

Green Angels

Courses and Workshops FAQ

Have a question about RBG’s courses and workshops? Click the topics below to learn more! Have a question about a specific program? Give us a call at 905-527-1158 or send us an email using the Contact Us form.

How do I register for a course or program?

Advance enrollment is required for all events with a registration fee. Participants may register online, in person or by telephone. Full payment must accompany each registration.

To register by phone, please call 905-527-1158, ext. 270 (open Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Telephone registrations require payment by VISA or MasterCard.

If you have questions about the online registration process, please contact us!

RBG reserves the right to cancel any event if the minimum number of registrants is not reached by registration deadline. Registrations may be accepted after the registration deadline provided the minimum registration number has already been reached. Non-member (public) fee applies to all after registration deadline.

Can I still register if the "pre-register by" date has passed?

The pre-registration dates (indicated in the individual program descriptions) is the date we ask you try to register by to allow the program organizers to best prepare.

If the indicated “register by” date has passed, you may still be able to register for the program provided there is space still available. A hard cut-off date will be in effect (usually 48+ hours before program start, depending on the program). To check if you’re still able to register, click the “register now” button on the program page to see the corresponding Eventbrite page.

What is the course cancellation policy?

Up to ten days prior to a program start date or the indicated program registration deadline, all cancellations by registrants are subject to a 25% cancellation fee if a refund for that program/course/event is applicable. Check specific program descriptions for refund-excluded programs. No refunds of any kind are made after the registration deadline.

Should RBG cancel a program, the programs clerk will notify registrants by email and issue a refund. It is vital that you supply phone numbers where we can reach you both daytime and in the evening or on weekends, directly or by recorded message. We do not accept responsibility for inconvenience caused to those we cannot contact, whatever the reason.

What happens in cases of inclement weather?

Most of our programs are offered rain or shine. In the event of severe weather some courses, especially outdoor workshops and guided walks, may be postponed or cancelled.

If you are unsure about conditions on the day of your program, please call our Program Update Line at ext. 404. A message will be posted there at least two hours before the program is due to start. It is your responsibility to verify that your program is being offered; though we try, we are not always able to reach participants.

What is the liability policy?

RBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property, or for personal injury or mishap; all activities are at the risk of the participant.

Contact Us

Have a question about one of our courses and workshops? Contact the program bookings clerk at 905-527-1158 ext. 270, or using the form below.