Weekend Entertainment - May 27th and 28th

May 20th - August 20th

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday May 28th

Durham String Trio

12.00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Arboretum

Part of the Blooms Festival
Enjoy a performance amongst the lilacs in the Arboretum.

 

 

 
 

Sunday May 27th

Isabella Hoops

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Rock Garden

Part of the Blooms Festival
Everyone will want to jump in and join Isabella for her uniquely entertaining, 30 min street show, full of fun and quirky audience participation opportunities and death defying stunts. People will walk away loving the hula-hoop and tapping their toes, guaranteed! This high-energy show is guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face!

 

 
 
 

Daily, May 15th - 28th

History of Lilacs Tour

11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. | Arboretum

Part of the Blooms Festival
Follow a Garden Interpreter through the Arboretum as they walk you through the story of our lilac collection! Meet at the start of the Lilac Walk.

 

 
 

Daily, May 15th - 28th

Discover Lilacs

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Arboretum

Part of the Blooms Festival
Stop by our Discovery Cart to learn about our world-renowned lilac collection.

 
 
 

Saturday May 27th

Paddling in Paradise

7:00 a.m. Cootes Paradise

RBG Experiences - Into the Wild

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.

Click here for more information and other tour times.

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

Pre-Registration Required: Register Now

 
 

Sunday May 28

Trees in Bloom, Nature Study: Adult Education Series

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nature Centre

RBG Experiences - Into the Wild

Learn to identify trees that grow in our area. Nadia Cavallin, field botanist at RBG, focuses on the flowers, characteristics of the leaf shapes and how these leaves are arranged. Indoors, learn the features that botanist use to identify trees, then go outside to learn how to use botanical keys to identify tress. Dress for the weather.

Cost: $20 (Members 10% off)

Pre-Registration Required: Register Now

 
 
 

May 27th and 28th

Rock Garden Tour

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

Follow a Garden Interpreter as they explore Rock Garden.

 
 

May 27th and 28th

Discover Rockin' Plants

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Rock Garden

Stop by our Discovery Cart in the Rock Garden to learn about the differences between moss and lichen!

 
 
 

May 27th and 28th

Wildflower Walks

1:30 p.m. | Arboretum

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 Nature Interpretive Centre front deck.

 
 

Daily, May 15th - 28th 

Discovery Packs

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Arboretum

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!