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Review of Edwards Gardens

Edwards Gardens
Ranked #20 of 514 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: Garden enthusiasts will enjoy a stroll through this manicured landscape.
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

My friend took my kids and I for a walk. The first impression was wow. That was the first time going to Edward Gardens.The ponds and all the landscapes are beautifully well design and maintain.

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent way to spend an afternoon!”
Reviewed 18 August 2012

Activities We Did: Saw the green houses, walkways & knot garden, went up the "spiral", ran in the grass, laid down under BIG trees, saw ducks in the stream, visited the teaching garden & butterfly area, walked (30mins) trail to Wilket Creek Park (in Sunnybrook Park).

The good: No entrance fee & free parking is just the start of your wonderful adventure here! They have a wildflower garden that is very pretty. Walking paths to different outdoor gardens, a little hill that has a spiral trail and when you get to the top you can see the wonderful knot garden. There is so much to see, and that's before you go down the hill! There is a little stream full of ducks! Then there is a waterfall, and a nice shaded trail that goes all the way to Wilket Creek Park. It's about a 30 minute walk (so, 1h there and back). If you go down-then-up the trail on the right of the stream you'll find an area full of ancient trees with lot's of grass to run in. Then to the right there is the learning garden with lot's of veggie beds that have been planted by kids (please don't take any!). There is also a butterfly garden (but I didn't see any butterflies in it). There is an air-conditioned building at the entrance where you can cool off. There is also a shop in that building, they sell seeds and bulbs and artwork from local artists. There is a reference-only library specializing in gardening books. Washrooms are in the cafe building, and in the main building at the entrance. Not sure about changing tables. Bring everything you need to protect yourself from the sun (hat, sunscreen...)

They have a few green houses full of beautiful flowers but they are not accessible to visitors. The Cafe has very limited snacks and they are very pricy. $7.00 for a simple sandwich. (Water was $4 per bottle if I remember correctly - very overpriced!) So bring your own snacks and drinks.

Visited July 2012
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“Absolutely beautiful, don't miss.”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

If you love gardens, this is the nicest in the Toronto area. Beautifully landscaped, along a rver/stream, lovely perennial garden outside the Toronto Botanical garden Building, and free! A little bit of a hassle to get to, but worth it.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
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“New bridges in Willet Creek - worth trip”
Reviewed 14 August 2012

The park south of Edwards Gardens connects to Sunnybrook Park and the Bata Trail runs along the creek in a ravince. It is one of the few places in the city where white pines have survived. Because of periodic flooding the valley was becoming damaged. The central part of Wilket Creek Park now has a spectacular new set of walkways and the creek and wetlands are now protected. The trail and parking lot and fully open and worth the walk south from Edwards Gardens. A secret trail that goes up the east side of the ravine in Edwards Gardens can be found in the far southwest corner of the parking lot. It is not the wide trail down that is obvious but has wooden log rails, and tight switchbacks and rock walls - like you are far from the city - a very few other people in this crowded park. See if you can find it. From the bottom you enter from a side passage on the other side of the washroom from the bigger trail.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Lesson_learned
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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“Edwards Gardens is not renamed the TBG”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I recently read a review by Nancy H claiming that Edward's Gardens has been renamed the TBG.
That statement is incorrect. The TBG is a small 4 acre space located within the northeast corner of Edward's Gardens. The TBG focus is on perennial plantings. The floral beds and containers on display in Edward's Gardens are formal in nature reflecting it's botanical heritage. All are welcomed to enjoy this horticultural experience.

Visited August 2012
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