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Toronto Botanical Garden

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North York
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Address: 777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2, Canada
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+1 416-397-1341

Toronto Botanical Garden offers an array of 17 award-winning themed gardens...

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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Lovely spot

Really enjoy wandering through the small but beautiful garden. Very peaceful, pretty. A tranquil oasis.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Almonte, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was at this location to support an event called Rescue Me. The room the Event was held in was spacious and clean. Soi Dog Foundation who fights the illegal dog and cat meat trade was one of the speakers and we could clearly hear. For holding events this is a nice area to book your room. Lots of FREE... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Entrance to the garden and parking are free. There is a suggested donation and you will feel it's well worth it. These are not the biggest gardens but they are beautiful. A plethora of plants and trees. The water running through the gardens is enchanting. Ideal for a walk of any distance.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you need a break from the touring crowds, want some space and quiet, to take a gardening lesson from pros, nap under a tree or just take really nice pictures of flowers and streams while going for a long walk, you will love this place. It is free to visit, and to park. Bus routes stop right on front.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Really enjoy wandering through the small but beautiful garden. Very peaceful, pretty. A tranquil oasis.

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is quite popular with locals and tourists alike. It is large park with greenhouse and birds and picnic areas. tiny bridges to cross the streams and is very popular place for weddings pics on weekends it gets pretty busy. you will see four to six wedding parties waiting for to take pics. you can have family picnics is a... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a relatively small garden with many of the plants under stress and many beds in need of attention. That said, it has nice topography and is attached to a large park with several bridges and a pretty creek. Large and friendly ground hogs, squirrels and occasional bunnies were seen frequently and enjoyed. There is no cost for admission.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is all visual. There's no words that can explain why you should come here. It's just a beautiful relaxing place to go for a walk with your partner. It's great to have this right in the middle of downtown and not far away, Plan a weekend trip here and enjoy. There are lots of options for trails connecting to... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The variety of species are impressive. All the flowers and plants are well taken care of, and the landscaping is lovely. Very soothing to just sit (on a bench, not on the grass) and take everything in. Don't forget to walk a little pass the coffeeshop and cross the bridge more well situated flowers and trees and a mini waterfall... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a lovely place for a walk away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. There is ample parking outside and a café inside plus some lovely displays. What a shame it isn't bigger!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place for family even for kids. Free parking, gift shop and coffee shop made the place even more enjoyable. Loved it.

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