Festivals and Events Calendar

Current seasonal hours: 10 a.m. to 5 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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Speaker Series: An Introduction to the History of Royal Botanical Gardens

Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Speaker Series: Dr. David Galbraith

Sunday February 23

Dreamers, Schemers, and Builders: An Introduction to the History of Royal Botanical Gardens

2 to 3 p.m.; RBG Centre

Royal Botanical Gardens is Canada’s largest botanical garden, a national historic site, a significant natural area, and many other things. The gardens, nature sanctuaries, parklands, and programs at RBG all have fascinating stories to tell of people who had different ideas about what to do on the land: from naturalists and community leaders to landscape architects and horticulturists. Join RBG’s Dr. David A. Galbraith for a stroll through the past century and more of RBG’s history, its antecedents both locally and further afield, and its landscape that bears witness to dramatic changes, cultural influences, and history itself.

$12 (RBG Members 10% off) Pre-registration required.

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Part of RBG's Speaker Series

Location: RBG Centre
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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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