As our country’s gardens come back to life each spring, a beautiful lesson in Canadian history blooms as well. From manicured estate gardens to interactive events and festivals that celebrate the region’s buds and blooms, dig into Hamilton Halton Brant’s rich gardening heritage and celebrate Canadian gardens.

 

 

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    ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, BURLINGTON AND HAMILTON

    Explore Canada’s largest botanical garden featuring over 2,000 acres of gardens and nature sanctuaries including the world’s largest lilac collection, over 100,000 spring bulbs and a Mediterranean Garden under glass.

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    GAIRLOCH GARDENS, OAKVILLE

    Stroll amongst beautiful flowers, breathtaking scenery and majestic trees on this former 400-acre farm.

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    WILLIAM DAM SEEDS, DUNDAS

    Tour the trial gardens here and get a peak into the future of vegetable, flower, grass and herb seed varieties.

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    DUNDURN CANSTLE'S TWO ACRE KITCHEN GARDEN, HAMILTON

    One of the most interesting aspects of the recent landscape restoration project at Dundurn National Historic Site is the attempt to recreate Sir Allan MacNab’s Victorian kitchen garden. Take a stroll through for yourself.

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    WHITEHERN HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDEN, HAMILTON

    Prominently situated in a walled garden, Whitehern is an outstanding example of a 19th-century urban estate originally owned by a wealthy industrialist.

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Now thru December 20

Christmas Ferris Wheel Experience

Downtown Hamilton BIA

20 Hughson Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8N 2A1

Free Available noon-8pm every Thursday-Sunday from December 5 to December 20. Must wear Mask.

Now thru January 31

Heritage Workshops

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Saturday-Monday from November 14 to January 31. Fee: $30/person

December 10

Cook Like a Chef: A Southern Christmas

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West Burlington, L7T 4H4

December 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm Fee: $55/person (RBG Members 10% off*) + Service Fee

Now thru December 31

Virtual Tour – Griffin House

Griffin House – National Historic Site

733 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster, ON, L9H 1A1

December 11

A Night at Ireland House (from home)

Ireland House Museum

2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON, L7P 5A8

Place your order online at museumsofburlington.ca or call 905.332.9888 by December 4, for pick-up on...

Now thru December 19

Hometown Holiday in Oakville

Oakville Downtown

146 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville, ON, L6J 1H4

Now thru March 13

Ice climbing

One Axe Pursuits

7200 Appleby Line, Milton, ON, L9T 2Y1

Must request Ancaster location. Saturdays 10am to 4pm. $250 per person plus HST.

Now thru December 31

Christie Lake Conservation Area – Swimming, Picnicking

Christie Lake Conservation Area

1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, ON, L9E 5E2

Open 7 days a week, from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted. Per Vehicle and...

Now thru April 30

Nith River Forest Hiking Experience

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Trip offered on Saturday, Sunday or Monday from October 3, 2020 to April 30, 2021....

Now thru December 31

Virtual Tour – The Hamilton Military Museum

The Hamilton Military Museum

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

Now thru December 31

AGH at Home

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Some activities are free while others have a cost attached to the link.

Now thru March 21

Family Weekend Getaway – Nature’s Escape

Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company

115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON, N3L 2M4

Trip available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday November 28 to March 21. Cost: $449

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