This Weekend at RBG: July 21 and 22

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.

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black and white photo of Cootes Paradise facing hamilton in the 1940s

The Spirits of Paradise

July 20 to 22, 27 to 29

5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Arboretum

What if you could travel back in time? What would you see and who would you meet? This 1.5 hour moving theatre experience will help you understand how this landscape has changed over the last two centuries through the eyes of people who have influenced its history.

 Tickets Required

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bowls of plant matter with dyed balls of yarn

Plants to Dye With

Sunday July 22

1 to 4 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Among the many gifts of plants are colourful dyes that can be made from flowers, fruit and foliage. Explore the processes of dyeing, spinning and weaving with the Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild as they celebrate their 60th anniversary!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

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Explore and Learn

pink roses

Rose Garden Tour

Daily, July 3 to 29

Weekdays, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.;
Weekends, 11 a.m.; Hendrie Park

Follow a Garden Interpreter to explore the newly renovated Centennial Rose Garden. Learn more about the NEW Rose Garden at rbg.ca/rosegarden

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

coral-coloured roses

Painting With Plants Tour

Daily, June 22 to September 2

Weekends, 11 a.m.; Rock Garden
Every Day, 1 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Join a Garden Interpreter to tour our special annuals displays and find inspiration to make colour come alive in your own garden.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

Rock Garden visitor centre

Rock Garden Tour

Friday to Sunday

1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Rock Garden

Follow a Garden Interpreter as they explore Rock Garden.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

bright pink water lilies

Discover Pond Plants

Friday to Sunday, July 6 to 29

Fridays: 1:30 to 4 p.m.; Rock Garden
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rock Garden

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

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

vegetable gardens

Veggie Village Tour

Weekends, July 7 to 29

2:30 p.m.; Hendrie Park

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

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

small yellow flower

Edible Weekends

Saturdays and Sundays, July 7 to August 26

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Hendrie Park

July 7 and 8: Discover Peppers 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. RBG’s Greenhouse Café presents cooking demonstrations on Sunday afternoons, while recipes are available at the Discovery Cart all weekend. Learn More >>

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

small yellow flower

Cooking Demostration

Sundays, July 8 to August 26

1:30 p.m.; Hendrie Park

RBG’s Greenhouse Café presents a cooking demonstration during Edible Weekends. Recipes are located at the Discovery Cart.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

RBG employee showing fish in net to visitors

Discovery at the Fishway

Friday July 6, 13, 20, 27

1 to 3 p.m.; Fishway

Join us for Fishway Fridays! Park at Princess Point and walk the Waterfront Trail to RBG’s Fishway. Visit the Fishway Discovery Cart and watch an interpreted lift at 2:00 p.m. to see fish on their way from Hamilton Harbour to Cootes Paradise.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

lavendar

Medieval Garden Tour

Sunday July 22

11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Follow a Garden Interpreter to discover the historic uses of plants that are found in our Medieval Garden.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

cotton on plant

Discover Fibres

Sunday July 22

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Hendrie Park

What are you wearing? Visit the Discovery Cart to learn all about different fibres we use and wear every day.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

colourful backpacks

Discovery Packs

Daily

10 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!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership


Get Active

walking along boardwalk in forest

Back to Nature Hike

Each Sunday

10 a.m.; Location Rotates

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. Learn More >>

July 22: Cootes South Shore; meet at the Aviary parking lot on Oak Knoll Drive, Hamilton.

 Free Hike. Parking charges may apply.


children smelling bird of paradise flowers

Hours and Admission

Learn everything you need to enjoy your time in the gardens! Online tickets available for purchase.

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visitor looking at overhead map of RBG

Parking and Directions

RBG cosists of four formal gardens contained within 1,100 hectares of nature reserve. Parking is available at the various garden areas and trailheads.

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roots musicians playing on stage in the Rose Garden tent for a crowd

Upcoming Events

RBG hosts events year-round, from blooms celebrations, to performing arts, to holiday celebrations

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