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 May 1

MacNab’s Kitchen at Dundurn Enhanced Experience

Dundurn Castle – National Historic Site

610 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, L8R 3H1

2 hour experience. Available year-round, mornings only. Minimum 15 persons.

April 9

Decorative Pie Making

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Road, Brantford

7-9pm - Lauren Hambleton, Bake Lab Workshops - $75.00 + tax/person (includes the course +...

May 18

Spring Time on the Farm – Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville. Spruce Lane Farmhouse - by Parking lot F

10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Price Details: Daily vehicle permit required, most activities included (pony...

May 1 - October 18

Kayak Trips on the Grand River

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Launch times are 10am-1pm, 7 days a week. Reservations are a must (phone, email or...

Now thru April 13

Winter Exhibit: Wildlife Rescue

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West, Burlington, ON

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre, Included in your General Admission or Membership

Now thru March 31

Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre Rentals and Lessons

Kelso Conservation Area / Glen Eden

5234 Kelso Rd. Milton, L9T 2X7

Pre-Season - Open daily 7 days a week 8:30 am to 4:30 pm In-Season -...

March 7 - December 31

The Power of Design: The Architecture of Hydro-Electric Buildings in Hamilton

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology – National Historic Site

900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM; Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays. This...

May 13

Curator Site Tours of Griffin House & Fieldcote Memorial Park

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

64 Sulphur Springs Rd. Ancaster

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM $35 per person. Pre-registration is required

February 20

The Home Brewer Yeast Education & Management Workshop

Steel Wheel Brewery

105 Powerline Road, Brantford

7-9 PM - Mitchell Tuckey, Headbrewer Steel Wheel Brewery - $30+tax/person (ticket includes the course...

May 16 - September 20

The Beast… the 8 Person Super Board Trip

Grand River Rafting Company

31 Mechanic Street, Paris, ON, N3L 1L1

Launch times are 10am-1pm, 7 days a week. Reservations are a must (phone, email or...

Now thru March 31

Burger Barn’s 35 Burger Experiences

Burger Barn

3000 Fourth Line, Ohsweken, ON, N0A 1M0

February 29 - April 5

Maple Town

Mountsberg Conservation Area and Discovery Centre

2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0

Maple Town only runs on weekends, holidays, and during March Break 10:00 am - 4:00...

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