Weekend Entertainment - June 24 and 25

There's always something new at RBG! Check back each week for an updated list of tours, events, classes, entertainment, and more!
For information on future weekends and the weekday schedule, check out the RBG visitor events calendar.

PLEASE NOTE: the Rock Garden will be closing early at 4:00 p.m. on Friday June 23 for the APGA conference. Regular hours resume on Saturday.



May 20 - August 20

Nature Connects®:

Art with LEGO® Bricks

10:00AM to 4:00PM | Hendrie Park
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Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens. Nature Connects takes the beauty of RBG’s natural world and puts it on display using the world’s most popular building block, creating a fun and inspiring exhibit that teaches people of all ages the importance of connecting with nature.



Discover and Learn


Daily, June 12 - 25

Kippax Garden Tour

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. | Hendrie Park

Follow a Garden Interpreter as they walk you through the Helen M. Kippax Garden to see what pollinator friendly plants may be in bloom!



Daily, June 12 - 25

Discover Pollination

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Hendrie Park

What's all the buzz about? Stop by the Discovery Cart to learn about different pollinators and their favourite plants.


June 24 and 25

Rock Garden Tour

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. | Rock Garden

Follow a Garden Interpreter as they explore Rock Garden.


June 24 and 25

Discover Fossils

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Rock Garden

Stop by our Discovery Cart to check out some fascinating fossils and learn about how they came to be.


June 17 and 18

Wildflower Walks

1:30 p.m. | Hendrie Park

Part of the Blooms Festival
Join a Garden Interpreter for a guided walk along our trails and see what wildflowers are in bloom! Meet at the Hendrie Park tunnel at 1:30 p.m. to join the tour.


Daily, June 12 - 30

Discovery Packs

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Hendrie Park

Borrow a Discovery Pack from the Discovery Cart to take with you around the Gardens. These packs are complete with activity books and other tools to help you explore!



Get Active



Back to Nature Hike

2:00 p.m. | A different location each week
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Each Sunday of the month our volunteer Back to Nature hike leaders offer free hikes through the vast ecosystems of RBG’s lands, allowing people to familiarize themselves with the area so they can continue to explore with their friends and family.

June 25: Cootes South Shore; meet at the Aviary parking lot on Oak Knoll Drive, Hamilton.



Saturday June 24

Paddling in Paradise

7:00 a.m. | Nature Centre

Come and explore Cootes Paradise by canoe to get a glimpse of the astounding life that depends on the health of the marsh for its survival. We supply the canoes, paddles, and life jackets, you bring your camera and binoculars. Canoes have single bench seats only so bring pads to sit for extra comfort. Water bottles and snaack packs are also recommended.

Please arrive 15 minutes early and be prepared to paddle rain or shine!

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Cost: $45/person (members 10% off)

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Daily, June - December

Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hendrie Park
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In 2013, Hamilton businessman and Burlington resident Dan Lawrie donated the first sculpture of The International Sculpture Collection to Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2017, new sculpture will be added to celebrate the Sesquicentennial.


June - September

Celebrating Connections - Annuals Display

Across RBG

Throughout our gardens you will discover unique horticultural displays that celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary while exploring multicultural, ecological, historical and sustainable perspectives.




June 24 and 25

60th Annual Rose Show

Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Atrium at RBG Centre

The Hamilton & Burlington Rose Society are throwing their annual Rose Show in the RBG atrium! Stop in to visit the exhibition of cut garden roses and floral design.



What's In Bloom



What's in Bloom at RBG

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Across RBG
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Take a self-guided tour, and see what flowers and plants are at their peak across RBG Gardens and Nature Sanctuaries.



Plant of the Week

Tulip Tree; Hendrie Park
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Check back each week to discover the history and features of a selected plant before coming out to see it in person.