Festivals and Events Calendar

Current seasonal hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Some events are included in your general admission / membership, while others require separate ticketing or registration. Click the activity you are interested in for more details.

Looking a few months ahead? Check out the event listings at rbg.ca/events

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

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Sunday March 31

Please note the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden will be closed Sunday, March 31 due to road closures for the Around the Bay Race. For more information on these street closures, please visit bayrace.com.

RBG Centre (including the Spiders Alive exhibit) and Hendrie Park remain open during the race.

Directions during the Around the Bay Race: From Hamilton or Oakville/Burlington, take 403 to Hwy 6 north exit and follow the signs to RBG Centre. (To avoid the 403, use York Road from Dundas. Follow York until it crosses Hwy 6, then turn right onto Plains Rd extension and follow the signs to RBG Centre) From Burlington, there will be one lane of traffic operating in each direction on Plains Road West beginning at Waterdown Road.

Location: Rock Garden
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Please note the daily events / activities listed here may be located in different garden areas from other events occuring on the same day. Please check the location in each listing, and consider travel time between gardens when creating your schedule for the day. General Admission paid at one garden area will allow you access into all other gardens for that same day. Click here for an overview of all our gardens and trails.

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Hours and Admission

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

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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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