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#BurlON til May 1st

by Guest Writer

Now that we are regularly getting temperatures in the double digits we can finally say that spring has arrived making it much more enjoyable to spend time outdoors. There are many ways to celebrate spring here in #BurlON, here are some things we recommend.

Spring flowers in throughway at RBG

Plant Faire @ RBG

They say April showers bring May flowers, which means it is time to get gardening! The Royal Botanical Gardens wants you to begin the gardening season right with their third annual Plant Faire on Saturday April 27. Speak to local vendors, learn from gardening professionals, and purchase some unique seeds, specialty plants, or native plants to fill your gardens.  On Sunday enjoy musician Don Campbell during Jazz Brunch at the RBG Rock Centre.

Art Gallery ConservatoryArts and Culture

With spring comes a new bloom of art to enjoy. The Art Gallery of Burlington is playing host to a variety of exhibits and events this season, so here are a couple we think you should check out.  Until May 19 the Art Gallery of Burlington is hosting an All Guilds Show, Lore: Myths, Legends, and other Stories. Pop in to view the annual exhibition celebrated by members from guilds. Ending this Sunday April 28 is the exhibit In Search of Self, so be sure to check it out before it’s gone. Every Sunday there is an open studio for families to enjoy. Admission is always free so make sure you stop by to check out the wide collection of ceramics and other works of art and get creative.

This weekend is the end of Theatre Burlington’s performances of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes”, so be sure to catch a performance of this hilarious comedy.

Couple walking dog along trail at Conservation Halton

Explore the Outdoors

The Royal Botanical Gardens are inviting you to get Back to Nature with guided hikes on Sundays throughout the vast ecosystems of the RBG lands. Explore the trails and see the species of plants and animals that inhabit the area.

At Mountsberg Conservation Area, if you listen close you can hear the sounds of the frogs and toads newly awakened for spring. This weekend check out the Frog Watcher’s Hike. Enjoy a guided hike where you can search for these musical creatures as well as keep an eye out for some elusive salamanders.

All of our parks here in #BurlON have beautiful trails to stroll down and amazing scenery to admire. Visit Conservation Halton’s website for information on the various activities available.

Swans - BirdingBirding in #BurlON

Did you know that the western end of Lake Ontario (including Burlington) is home to close to 300 bird species? Birding is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world, and with all of the opportunities to see many different species here in BurlON it is the perfect activity to enjoy. For information on birding etiquette, locations, seasons, and more, check out our birding blog, or visit us at the Visitors Centre at 414 Locust St for maps and recommendations from our staff.




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