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Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2, Canada
+1 416-397-1341
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lots of great flowers in a small space, surrounded by large grounds

The garden is about an hour by subway and bus from downtown Toronto. One nice thing about it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa Y
El Cerrito, California
I try to visit every time I'm in Toronto

Amazing botanical garden. Toronto has some of the best gardens just walking down the street, but... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Indio, California
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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.
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2, Canada
North York
+1 416-397-1341
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is about an hour by subway and bus from downtown Toronto. One nice thing about it is that you can get to most of the good stuff without having to do a lot of walking; a lot of the best flowers, in fact,...More

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Amazing botanical garden. Toronto has some of the best gardens just walking down the street, but this place is a true gem. Easy to get to using public transportation, and even though is a bit far from downtown, is worth the drive.

Thank aairal
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A peaceful haven. Only small but very well kept - wonder around for a few hours and enjoy the wooded areas and the variety of plants on offer.

Thank NoahCampbell
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable visit to the Toronto Botanical Gardens. The grounds are wonderfully maintained and the flowers are beautiful. The rolling hills make the landscaping so inviting and although there is a lot of walking, there are many benches placed throughout the gardens...More

Thank 1stTimeMaui
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a peaceful couple of hours walking around the landscaped wooded areas and bridges. The variety of plants and beds was somewhat less than we had been expecting. A relatively small area of the whole had been laid out as planned botanical beds.

Thank YorksRick
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I love the place, it's beautiful, small, well kept, has a nice store,but please don't eat at the cafe!!! They have terrible old food like awful quiches and pizzas. I had a monster stomach ache after my visit and so did my mother!!!

1  Thank fllee
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Used new app GrowIt to find plants and beds of interest. As usual great range of flora and vegetation. Used my membership for discount at cafe. Yummy and interesting baked stuff.

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have travelled all over and often times stop at a city's botanical garden because many are quite extensive and beautiful. This place is not one of them. There were flowers that were beautiful but overall not much going on theme wise or variation. Parts...More

1  Thank pastelebony
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We visited the Toronto Botanical Gardens and neighboring Edwards Gardens and, quite frankly, I was expecting to see a lot more but felt underwhelmed. The Botanical Gardens were nice and I enjoyed seeing the edible gardens and lots of plantings for pollinators. They have attractive...More

Thank PokeynRosie
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We went in the colder weather but it was still so so beautiful . The different types of flowers are all labeled and there is also a vegetable garden. My son loved walking across the bridges and stairs and the grass lands.... It's a big...More

Thank Avzappoo
North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse
neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events
throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied
ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see
what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of
inhabitants include students and long-time residents,
giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both
local and international. Extremely family-friendly,
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Peter B
13 December 2017|
Response from Faith J |
#54 bus from Yonge-Eglinton subway, about 48".
Sureka V
16 April 2017|
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Response from Jenny R | Property representative |
Each season has its own appeal. In spring you'll see lots of flowering bulbs and trees. It's also lovely in the summer when most of the gardens are at their peak. There is also a great show of colour in the fall.
23 January 2017|
Response from Jenny R | Property representative |
All of the gardens are outdoors and will be covered in snow during the month of January