Royal Botanical Gardens: Canada's Biodiversity Hotspot

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is much more than meets the eye. Created from a gravel pit, it has grown to be the largest botanical garden in Canada and a National Historic Site. Discover the history behind RBG’s inspirational gardens and natural lands while exploring its amazing biodiversity.

RBG dedicates our expertise in horticulture, conservation, science and education – together with our unique gardens, facilities and natural lands – to inspire and nurture society’s commitment to the environment.

RBG is a global leader in how we use plants and the natural world to connect people, place and sustainable behaviors.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $150.00

Fee: Regular price: $150
Canadian schools and groups will pay in Canadian dollars (CAD).
American and other international schools and groups will pay in US dollars (USD)
* HST/GST will be added for CDN schools where applicable.
* International (including US) and Indigenous schools are tax exempt.
Invoices are emailed out at the end of the month that the program happens. If you need it sooner, please let the provider know.
Payment: Cheque/ check, credit card or e-transfer


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG): https://www.rbg.ca RBG Hours and Map: https://www.rbg.ca/plan-your-visit/hours-map/ RBG Attractions: Gardens and Trails: https://www.rbg.ca/gardens-trails/ RBG Admissions: https://www.rbg.ca/plan-your-visit/admission/general-admission/ RBG Directions and Parking: https://www.rbg.ca/plan-your-visit/directions-parking/

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be cancelled with at least 48 hours notice unless the cancellation is due to inclement weather or technology issues.

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 15 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment. Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. This program begins by introducing participants to where RBG is and what is included in the property
2. We'll explore the history behind the gardens as well as the local area to explain some of the significant vegetation of the area.
3. We'll explore each of the 5 gardens and their highlights.
4. We'll explore the natural lands and the significance of various ecosystems with regards to Endangered Species/ Species at Risk
5. Time will be allowed for questions and answers during and after the presentation.


The participant will:
- develop a better understanding of the history of Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) and how it is connected to the local environment and communities
- explore the history and purpose of our gardens and natural areas
- develop an appreciation of the importance of plants in our lives