Arboretum Events

The Humber Arboretum hosts workshops, tours, family events and more throughout the year. All events listed here are open to the general public and many are free, although advance registration may be required. Click or scroll down to see what's happening now at the Arb!

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Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: Native and Honey Bees - Habitat and Forage

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This is the second course in the new Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. This workshop, which may be taken individually or as part of the certificate, will look at native pollinator populations that have higher densities in urban compared to rural areas. What factors contribute to this success, and what can urbanites do to make the city even more hospitable to wild pollinators? Supportive strategies for increasing urban diversity of native bees will be discussed, including nest-building (native bees) and planting a bee-friendly garden; several hive types will be compared and contrasted (with a focus on the Langstrothe 8-frame), and specialized hive components will be explored while providing participants with hands-on experience.

When: Saturday March 4 from 9:00 a.m. to to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber Arboretum (At the back of the Humber College North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto - Directions)

For details on the full program and registration information visit the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping page.

Getting Your Garden
Ready for Spring

A raindrop on a leaf

Join the Etobicoke Master Gardeners (EMG) at the Humber Arboretum to learn how to get your garden ready for the coming season.

When: Saturday March 25* from 10:00AM to 11:30AM (*changed from earlier in March)
Where: Humber Arboretum, Centre for Urban Ecology (At the back of Humber College North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto - Directions)

This event is FREE but you must register in advance to reserve your spot:

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This workshop is part of an ongoing series of Eco-Garden Community Workshops offered by the Etobicoke Master Gardeners at the Humber Arboretum.

March Break Nature Camp

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Please note: March Break Nature Camp is now FULL!

Our popular March Break Nature Day Camp gives kids aged 5-12 a chance to spend the winter break outdoors, enjoying everything the season has to offer. Past activities have included snowshoeing, maple syrup harvesting, chickadee feeding, animal tracking, and much more.

When: Monday March 13 - Friday March 17, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily (before- and after-care available)
Where: Humber Arboretum, Centre for Urban Ecology (At the back of Humber College North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto - Directions)

Check our CAMPS page for details, updates, and registration information.

Getting Started with Rainscaping - TRCA Lunch and Learn

Flyer for the free Rainscaping lunch and learn

Join Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) for a free introduction to stormwater-friendly landscaping for homeowners. Learn about rain barrels, rain chains, rain gardens and permeable paving. Participants will receive a free copy of the Greening Your Grounds Homeowner’s Guide.


When: Wednesday April 19, 12 pm - 12:45 pm
Where: Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber Arboretum (behind the Humber College North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto - Directions)

This event is FREE but space is limited and you must register in advance through TRCAStewarshipevents.ca to reserve your spot.

Summer Nature Camp

Collage of children at nature camp

Summer Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 5-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature. Weekly themes throughout offer activities such as nature walks and forest exploration, bird watching and insect investigations, ecogames, swimming, nature crafts and much more.

Early bird special: Book before March 31st to recieve 10% off your camp fee!

When: Weekly (Monday to Friday) throughout July and August
Where: Humber Arboretum, Centre for Urban Ecology (At the back of Humber College North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto - Directions)

Check our CAMPS page for details and registration information.