Royal Botanical Gardens introducing ‘most unique outdoor patio in Hamilton’ for August long weekend


Published July 19, 2022 at 10:21 am

Sipping a cold drink on a patio, enjoying the August long weekend and visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens are the quintessence of summertime in Hamilton and Burlington.

And now all three are wrapped up in a neat little package.

The RBG is introducing an event called SummerTide for the July 29-Aug. 1 holiday weekend, which it touts as “the most unique outdoor patio experience in Hamilton.” Over those four days, the rock garden at the venerable nature sanctuary willl offer a wine bar, roaming musicians and light installations during the evening. The event has been dubbed “SummerTide.”

Further information and ticket purchases are available at The daytime event, whose admission is covered by the nomral admission fee or a RBG membership, is from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday (July 29-30), and 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. on the holiday Monday.

The evening edition of SummerTide is from 6 till 11 p.m. from July 29 to 31, and requires separate admission. It is also a 19-and-over event.

Royal Botanical Gardens hosts over 2,500 plant species across 2,400 acres of nature sanctuaries, including more than 50 species at risk. It is considered a plant biodiversity hotspot for Canada, and is also part of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve.

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