Toronto Botanical Garden
Toronto Botanical Garden
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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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emfeAthens_Georgia
Athens, GA236 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We enjoyed the small Toronto Botanical Garden which is located within the Edwards Gardens. It was a nice way to see plants that are good choices for the area but plant signage could be improved upon. The garden is free but there is a fee for parking which is a bit quirky. We did not go further into the Edwards garden and stayed less than an hour in the actual Toronto Bot garden.
Written July 7, 2023
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Elizabeth T
9 contributions
Oct 2022
We had never been to this garden before but have visited many gardens in many different countries. Toronto Botanical Gardens was very disappointing. There was very little signage around the garden so we kept ending up outside the garden perimeter. We finally used Google Maps to find our way around and back to the main building. Without better signage, we felt the gardens were not interested in making us feel welcome or informed about what was on offer.The plants were mostly annual displays rather than formal botanical perennials. For the local community it is probably a nice neighborhood green space, but to travel out from the downtown core which takes over 30 min. it wasn't worth the trip.
Written October 5, 2022
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Don M
Vancouver, BC133 contributions
Aug 2022
The botanical garden was a great break from the hectic activity in the city centre. A bit of a journey to get there on public transit, but I found it well worth while. Not a true botanical garden with every plant labelled, but a mixture of colourful planted beds, grass swaths, and trees it was very enjoyable to spend time wandering the garden and surrounding area. The botanical garden connects with other parks to allow a variety of areas to explore. The free admission is an additional bonus.
Highly recommended.
Written September 4, 2022
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sheila270
Toronto, Canada1,943 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This place is nice for free and $2.50 a hour on parking. There is a cafe there and you can get ice cream, pastries, drinks and coffee. The botanical part is rather small compared to other botanical gardens I’ve been to but it’s free so I wasn’t expecting a lot.And then Edwards park is attached. It’s a nice place to go to kill a few hours.
Written July 24, 2022
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Stormflora
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
Jun 2022
The free admission to this garden and the adjoining Edwards Garden was a nice perk, and the parking was incredibly cheap ($2.50 per hour). Unfortunately, there wasn't much to see overall besides some flowerbeds, trees, the forest, and the stream within it.

It's more like a large park that's good for people who live nearby to go for a walk, run, picnic or bike ride. Or a place to stop by if you're already visiting the Ontario Science Museum.
Written June 29, 2022
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Joren L
Paal, Belgium94 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This was a nice change from the pace set by the Big city of Toronto, calm breezes, chirping birds, beautiful flora. I was also quite impressed with how clean it was! This well maintained park isn’t the most exciting or adventurous for some, but it does offer variety and a break from the city, without having to actually leave Toronto.
Written May 23, 2022
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MaiTai
Montreal, Canada1,778 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
In comparison to other botanical gardens i was not terribly impressed. Very little of interest to see . However it did provide a nice family outing during Covid times . I will have to visit post Covid to see any difference
Written February 19, 2022
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,608 contributions
Jul 2021
It was our first time being here. We visited the Edwards Gardens Park inside the Toronto Botanical garden after our visit to the Montreal Botanical garden. Comparison wise the Toronto Botanical Garden was not as impressive as the Montreal Botanical Gardens. However the fact that entry to this park is free is a good thing. A lot of the parks sections were cordoned off maybe because they were improving the pathways to the forested areas.
Written August 11, 2021
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Paulade
Toronto, Canada361 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Well ? What can I say ? Not really a lot to see here .... it’s small with few impressive installations. Maybe a nice venue for a meeting or for education trips for schools but for a Sunday afternoon walk it was a bit on the dull side. The areas around the park are nice for a walk and the connections into the trails etc make it worthwhile. Looking forward to returning in the summer to see how things have changed.
Written April 4, 2021
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Eva1963
Toronto, Canada214 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Nothing special but considering that the admission is free, it’s nice. Perfect outing for families, the Edward Gardens are attached to it.
Written October 3, 2020
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