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Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2, Canada
+1 416-397-1341
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The Elegance of the Gardens

The corner of Lawrence and Leslie is home to Toronto's Botanical Gardens. It is relatively small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
eugeneo122
Adjunct

This is more of an adjunct to Edwards Gardens and should be visited at the same time. As opposed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edward W
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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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  • Average15%
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777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The corner of Lawrence and Leslie is home to Toronto's Botanical Gardens. It is relatively small but very pretty. The flowers are very aromatic and beautiful. It's a spot frequented by photographers and weddings. I like to call it elegant. It's great for an afternoon...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more of an adjunct to Edwards Gardens and should be visited at the same time. As opposed to Edwards, which is designed for its landscape, the upper gardens are meant to show off a variety of beautiful and exceptional plants. It is shorter...More

1  Thank Edward W
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My favorite spot in any season! Best place for walks and hanging out.Great botanical library for public use.

Thank Yulia Z
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Yorks-Rick-and-Sue
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Reviewed 13 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
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Reviewed 6 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
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#54 bus from Yonge-Eglinton subway, about 48".
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Sureka V
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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.
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MinaLim_KUL
23 January 2017|
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All of the gardens are outdoors and will be covered in snow during the month of January
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