This Weekend at RBG: March 23 and 24

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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spiders alive

Spiders Alive!

January 19 to April 14

We've invited spiders and their arthropod friends to crawl on over for a visit this winter.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

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various breakfast dishes displayed on blue plates

Jazz Brunch Concert Series

Select Sundays

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Rock Garden

Sunday Brunches never “sounded” so sweet! Enjoy a delicious brunch complemented by the tranquility of the historic Rock Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens and the sweet sounds of live entertainment.

 Reservations Required

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Explore and Learn

tarantula puppet

Puppet Show

Saturday and Sunday

10:30 to 10:45 a.m.; RBG Centre

Watch our animal friends tell their own tales and learn what makes them so special.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

beads made from seeds

Eight-Legged Race

Daily, January 19 to April 14

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Spiders have many amazing adaptions, from balancing on silk threads to pouncing on their prey. Test your spider skills in eight activity stations!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

beads made from seeds

Meet the Critters

Saturday and Sunday

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Join us for an intimate encounter with a few of our crawling, many-legged friends.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

childrens book


Saturday and Sunday

12:30 to 12:45 p.m.; RBG Centre

Come hear spider-themed stories and learn more about these amazing animals!

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

walking down a snowy path

Outdoor Walk

Saturday and Sunday

1:30 to 2 p.m.; RBG Centre

Follow us for a 30-minute guided walk in Hendrie Park to learn more about how spiders beat the cold.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

woman holding a tarantula in a lab

Special Guest


1 p.m.; RBG Centre

RBG is pleased to welcome special guests to share their expertise and passion about spiders and friends! Learn More >>

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

black widow spider

Discovery Show

Saturday and Sunday

3:30 to 3:50 p.m.; RBG Centre

Discover the wonders of spider adaptations in our engaging demonstration.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership


Get Active

walking along boardwalk in forest

Back to Nature Hike

Each Sunday

2 p.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 >>

March 24: 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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