Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens is taking registration for its early-years program for children and caregivers.
Oaks & Acorns Nature Play allows kids aged 2 to 5 to move, create, and discover at the Nature Play Space.
This program is designed to inspire a life-long love of nature and the outdoors.
Participants will explore the natural world together through nature walks, storytelling, imaginative and loose parts play, and hands-on discovery, with all programs modified for safe outdoor interaction. This program takes place entirely outdoors.
The health and safety of participants and staff at RBG is a priority. Families will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening, to be done online at home, each morning of their attendance in an Oaks and Acorns program.
The summer session of the program will run Saturdays, from July 9 to Aug. 20 (skipping July 30) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost for a six-week pass is $100 per child and single session is $18 per child. There are a maximum of 12 children per program and parents are reminded this is not a drop off program, you must stay with your child for the duration of the program
All fees include complimentary admission for 1 parent/caregiver and includes admission to all RBG garden areas for the day.
Pre-registration is required for all early-years programming. If you have any questions about the registration process, call 905-527-1158, ext. 270.
For more information or to register, visit the play/”RBG website.
There’s just something so peaceful about spending a day in nature— experiencing its calm, admiring its beautiful blooms and being amazed by its many wonders. This is especially true when nature comes in the form of an utterly beautiful garden. Lucky for us, one such gorg natural beauty is a quick drive away. We’re talking about Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), of course.
As the largest North American botanic garden, Royal Botanical Gardens spread over 900 hectares of land featuring 2,500 plant species, 400 wildlife species and 27 km of hiking trails.
While its massive size and impressive variety are a good enough lure for us, if you need more reason, we’ve got 6 stellar ones for you. Below are 6 reasons, or 6 amazing things to do, at RBG that make it a perfect summer day trip destination.
Find the invisible among the blooms
A couple of years ago, RBG introed a whole new experience to its existing plethora of offerings, the See the Invisible exhibit. This augmented reality exhibition lets you see 13 larger-than-life, moving artworks by several renowned international artists. This includes names like Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol and El Anatsui. To revel in this immersive experience, all you have to do is download the RBG app on your smartphone or tablet. And it’s included in the general admission.
Learn about Indigenous culture through plants
Yes, it is possible! If you follow the Anishinaabe Waadiziwin Trail you can explore the many plants used for sustenance, medicine and trade. For example, you’ll find how Indigenous people used native plants such as Black Walnut and Highbush Cranberry to treat everything from leg cramps to uterine cramps.
Bring in some romance
Is there something more romantic than strolling hand-in-hand through fresh blooms and then grabbing a scrumptious lunch