This Weekend at RBG: July 29 and 30

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.



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


July 29 and 30

Veggie Village Tour

11:00 a.m. | Hendrie Park

Follow a Garden Interpreter around Veggie Village as they show you different ways you can grow your own food.



July 29 and 30

Global Garden Tour

2:00 p.m. | Hendrie Park

Follow a Garden Interpreter as they walk you through the story of food travelling across the world. No registration required! Meet at the Hendrie Park Tunnel to join the tour.


July 29 and 30

Rock Garden Tour

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

Follow a Garden Interpreter as they explore Rock Garden.


July 29 and 30

Discover Pond Plants

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Rock Garden

Stop by the Discovery Cart and learn about some of the most important features of a pond or water garden.


Weekends, July 8 - 30

Edible Weekends

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Hendrie Park
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Visit our Discovery Cart in Veggie Village to learn more about tasty plants that are easy to grow and use in a wide variety of dishes.

This weekend: Discover Garlic


Sunday July 30

Cooking Demonstration: Garlic

1:30 p.m. | Hendrie Park

Part of Edible Weekends
RBG’s Greenhouse Café presents cooking demonstrations on Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. Learn more about how to incorporate tasty plants that are easy to grow and use in a wide variety of dishes. Interact with one of our chefs while you enjoy some delicious samples. Visit the Discovery Cart to bring some of the recipes home with you.


Daily, July 1 - 30

Discovery Packs

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 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!


July 29 and 30

Nature Connects® Brickyard

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

Visit the Brickyard to play with LEGO® bricks! Test your skills with weekly challenges or let your imagination run wild.



Get Active



Back to Nature Hike

10:00 a.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.


July 30: Rock Chapel. Meet at the parking lot.



Displays and Exhibits


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.




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

Bottlebrush Buckeye; Rock Garden
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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.