Visit Royal Botanical Gardens

We dedicate our expertise in horticulture, conservation, science and education to connect people, plants and place for the purpose of nurturing and preserving healthy growing life on our planet.



Visitor General Admission Twilight Hours, 5 to 8 p.m.
July & August Only
Adult $18 $13.50
Youth/Student* $15 $11.25
Senior** $15 $11.25
Child age 4 to 12 $10 $7.50
Child under age 4 FREE FREE
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children under age 18) $40 N/A
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Purchase General Admission Tickets

Tickets are available for purchase online, or when you arrive to any of our garden areas. Your admission includes:

These tickets do NOT include access to all RBG events. Please check for more information on ticketing for individual events.

Purchase Admission
  • All rates include HST.
  • *Anyone showing a student card indicating full-time attendance in a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • **RBG considers a senior to be a person of 65+ years of age.
  • Twilight Hours tickets are only available for purchase in-person after 5 p.m.

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Enjoy Access to the Gardens All Year Long

Become an RBG Member and save!

Members benefit from year-round admission to 1,100 hectares (2,700 acres) of breathtaking gardens and nature sanctuaries.

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Daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hours change seasonally, and vary by garden area. 

Closures in specific areas due to special events may apply. Please check back prior to your visit.

Keep reading for the 2019 seasonal hours by garden area, and holiday hours.

Altered Hours July 5 to 14. The hours by garden area vary on these dates. Learn more >>

2019 Hours by Garden Area

RBG is home to five distinct formal gardens contained with 1,100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve.

Garden Area / Attraction


RBG Centre, Hendrie Park, Rock Garden January to May 3: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 4 to September 2: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Arboretum January to May 3: Daily, dawn to dusk
May 4 to June 14: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (admission applies)
June 15 to December 31: Daily, dawn to dusk
Laking Garden January to May 3: CLOSED for the season
May 4 to September 2: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Shop @ the Gardens Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Restaurants See
Trailheads Open Year Round
Administration Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Hours

RBG is open year-round, including long weekends and holidays, with the exception of the following dates:

  • Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Boxing Day: Closed
  • New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day: Closed

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Discovery in the Gardens

There's always something to learn at RBG! Spend some time with our Garden Interpreters to discover plants in a new way. Visit our Discovery Carts, go on a guided tour, and much more!

Planning a visit soon? Check out the Full Calendar or This Weekend's Schedule.

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Visitor Guide

Download our visitor guide (pdf) for maps, an outline of the garden areas, and other important information for your visit.

Tourism Partners

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Hamilton Culture Pass

Hamilton Culture Pass

Save 15% on admission to Hamilton's top cultural attractions plus discounts on gift shop purchases and at participating restaurants, and free souvenirs!

One pass gives you access to:

  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Dundern National Historical Site
  • Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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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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Garden Etiquette / FAQ

Learn everything you need to enjoy your time in the gardens!

View our guidelines for a great visit, including policies on dogs, smoking, food and drink, etc.

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Everyone deserves to experience the wonder of plants in the natural world!

Learn about how those with accessibility needs can make the most of their visit to RBG.

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