This Weekend at RBG: September 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.

Hours and AdmissionFull CalendarWhat's In Bloom


Explore and Learn

ginko trees

Prehistoric Grove Tour

Saturday and Sunday

2 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Join an interpreter as they take you back in time with these living fossils. 

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

Rock Garden visitor centre

Discover Fall Colours 

Saturday and Sunday

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Hendrie Park 

Stop by the Discovery Cart to see how nature prepares for winter. 

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

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History of Burlington Heights Heritage Walk

Saturday

2 to 3:30 p.m.; meet outside Rock Garden

Come explore the rich history of Burlington Heights through a free guided walk. Learn more about the history of this unique landscape, building connections to the City of Hamilton and Royal Botanical Gardens. Learn More >>

 Free Hike. Parking charges may apply.


Displays and Exhibits

ginko trees

Ikenobo Ikebana Show

Saturday and Sunday

2 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Admire this delicate floral art with the Ikenobo Ikebana Society's annual show! Ikebana (Japanese floral art form) originated with Ikenobo over 500 years ago, beginning in Kyoto, Japan, as a Buddhist floral offering.Learn More >>

  This show is operated by the Ikenobo Ikebaana Society of Hamilton and requires separate admission ($8)


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 >>

September 23: 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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Upcoming Events

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

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