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“A day out at Botanical gardens”

Toronto Botanical Garden
Ranked #117 of 529 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Toronto Botanical Garden offers an array of 17 award-winning themed gardens spanning nearly four acres, designed to educate and inspire. You'll also find a complete range of innovative indoor and outdoor learning experiences for all ages including programs, garden tours, nature day camps, organic farmers' market and an extensive horticultural library; LEED Silver Certified Building with an energy-efficient sloping green roof and award-winning ecologically conscious design; rental facilities; garden shop and seasonal cafe.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Enjoyed the day out with the girls at the gardens. One major problem we had was that the garden do not accept Canadian $100 bills. Come on get with the 21st century, this is your own country's currency. People from outside Canada who bring well needed currency into the country want to spend it so why won't you accept it. It is cheaper for foreign tourists to use hard cash rather than credit cards because of the charges the cc companies put on why cc is used outside their country.
As I said apart from that it was a nice day. The cafe is a bit over priced but the food is nice.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We loved the peace and beauty of the place! They've taken great care to ensure the scenery is amazing, and the cafe served us a fantastic coffee and pastries for our morning walk around.

We didn't get to see the buildings, but the gardens are worth a trip!

1  Thank Shane M
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We were visiting an elderly relative in Toronto for the weekend and had a few hours on our hands and decided to visit a nearby Toronto park, Edwards Gardens. It is famous for it's beautiful ravine setting, and it attracts wedding parties there every weekend for extravagant wedding photos. I have driven by this park many, many times and never taken the trouble to visit. It actually took a recent TV show about the famous American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of New York City's Central Park, to get me to go out and take a look at a park. I was delighted to discover that adjoining Edwards Gardens is a hidden gem known as the Toronto Botanical Garden. It is a 4 acre garden at the corner of Lawrence Avenue East and Leslie Street. This garden is run by a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization who do a fantastic job of presenting 17 individual themed gardens to teach and inspire. They offer group tours (arranged in advance and for a fee) or you can rent headphones to hear a description of the gardens. We picked up a map of the garden in the George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture and toured the gardens on our own. Inside the center, they have a very lovely gift shop and café, as well as public restrooms.
It took me awhile to realize that while the two properties adjoin each other, they are separate and distinct. The TBG is a little jewel set in the larger Toronto Parks system. Edwards Gardens is much larger and more expansive and connects directly to Wilket Creek Park on it's southern border. TBG / Edwards Gardens has a a large parking area and easy access by TTC. We saw two bridal parties there this weekend as well as many couples strolling the grounds and families having picnics on the lawns. It was a lovely, lovely afternoon!

1  Thank LauraFalby
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Been to this garden on a weekend with a thought to see the flowers ... The place is quite soothing .. this place is reachable either by TTC bus or car . The TTC bus stop is quite to near to the garden(walkable) .. we walked through the garden admiring the flowers ... there is a little fountain ..

There is a garden cafe where we enjoyed icecreams ..

a nice place for photography too .. and there is no fee to visit this place ...

Thank cynthu78
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

In the summer and fall, the garden is very nice to walk through. There are some nice trails to walk through and beautiful gardens to admire with lots of beautiful flowers to take photos of. I actually came to the garden just to practice my photography skills and got some great macro shots!

1  Thank Vannyc38
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