Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens hosting programs and workshops over the winter

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Published November 18, 2021 at 4:35 pm

Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) has rolled out several winter courses, programs and workshops that are now open for registration.

The selection includes an array of options for adults and families in the ares of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness.

Here are some of the highlights.

Ask the RBG Experts

Join RBG’s experts for a 30-minute Lunch and Learn on Wednesdays this fall to explore a variety of topics from horticulture to sustainability.

  • November 24 – Nadia Cavallin, RBG Field Botanist and Herbarium Curator: What’s in RBG’s herbarium?
  • December 1 – Alex Henderson, RBG Curator of Living Collections: RBG’s Mediterranean Plants
  • December 8 – Chris McAnally, RBG Environmental Sustainability Coordinator: Conserving Water Use at RBG

Master Your Garden

Put your green thumb to work. Learn from experts on gardening techniques, solutions, and practices to help get your garden in shape.

  • Landscape for Life
  • Hydroponics and Gardening Without Soil
  • Garden Pests & How to Spot Them

Into the Wild

Embrace the outdoors and hone your knowledge. Learn about local birds and flora and fauna.

  • A Guide to Winter Birding: Feathered Fauna
  • Not Just a Birding Club: Less is More
  • Winter Tree ID: Bark for Beginners

Arts in the Garden

Let your creativity flow with a new medium. Try your hand at watercolour painting, needle felt, photography, and more.

  • Capturing Winter Scenes
  • Drawing on Mindfulness
  • Needle Felt Painting a Goldfinch

Health & Wellness

Take some time for yourself with an array of programs to help keep your body and mind healthy.

  • Fit Joints: Hips and Knees
  • Yoga at the Gardens
  • Virtual Chair Yoga with Ageless Arts

Kids & Families

Learn and grow as a family, with a wide variety of programs that are both entertaining and educational.

  • Family Fun Day: Birds of Prey
  • Family Fun Day: Songs of Nature
  • Oaks and Acorns: Late Autumn and Winter Sessions

RBG is making every effort to help ensure your visit is enjoyable and safe.

Following the advice of public health authorities, there are a number of ways staff is safeguarding all indoor and outdoor spaces.

RBG requires all visitors aged 12 and up to prove they have been fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in on-site events and public programs.

Be prepared to present receipt of full COVID-19 vaccination and official government-issued ID showing name and date of birth, upon entry.

For more information about the programs, or to register, visit the RBG website.

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