Dates: Thursday October 23 and Friday October 24 All time slots sold out
*Rain date: Sunday, October 26 (If weather looks threatening, call the Weather Update Line at 905-527-1158 ext. 404) Fee: $40/family (up to 4), $15/individual (Members 10% off)
It's a magical evening on the Pumpkin Trail! Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns light your way along our garden and woodland trail. Enjoy live entertainment, face painting and pumpkin-themed activities, while sipping a warm harvest drink.
Note: only a 1/4 km loop of the Pumpkin Trail is fully wheelchair accessible and stroller-friendly. The remainder includes some stairs and rough terrain.
Explore Royal Botanical Gardens featuring over 2700 acres of breathtaking gardens and nature sanctuaries.
Gardens Admission tickets can be redeemed on any day of operation.
Get Back to Nature Walks
Every Sunday (including holiday weekends), September through May, 2 p.m.; June through August, 10 a.m. at the locations noted below. FREE (donations welcome)
Every walk is a different adventure! 1st Sunday of every month: Hendrie Valley; meet at Cherry Hill Gate parking lot 2nd: Princess Point; meet at the parking lot 3rd: Cootes North Shore; meet at the Nature Centre 4th: Cootes South Shore; meet at the Aviary parking lot on Oak Knoll Drive, Hamilton 5th: Rock Chapel; meet at the parking lot
NOTE: Walks are typically 1.5 to 2 hours in length. Our trails are rocky and muddy and not suitable for most standard strollers, except those meant for off-sidewalk use. In the event of inclement weather, call our Program Update Line at 905-527-1158 ext. 404.