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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PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Oaks and Acorns Nature Play - Cancelled

Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Pre-School Program: Oaks and Acorns Nature Play

Saturdays, July 6 to August 31

9 to 11 a.m.; Nature Centre

Move, create, and discover during our morning early-years programs for children and caregivers. Held behind the Nature Centre in our newly-designed outdoor nature play space, this nature-based program for 2-5 year-olds is designed to inspire a life-long love of nature and the outdoors. Explore the natural world together through nature walks, storytelling, imaginative and loose parts play, and hands-on discovery in the Arboretum Play Space. Flexible registration permits families to register for a number of sessions, so you can come for a single morning or all through the season.

Pre-registration required

Fee: $125 per child for all summer dates, $18 per child for a single program

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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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