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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.

Programming Update

RBG’s spring / summer courses and workshops have been CANCELLED until further notice due to COVID-19. Our team is working on future programming and alternatives; stay tuned for more information!

Download Programs Guide

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

Upcoming Courses & Programs

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 digital Spring edition of Paradise Found (February), 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 that isn’t answered? Give us a call at 905-527-1158 or send us an email using the form above.

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.

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.