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Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1P2, Canada
+1 416-397-1341
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Pretty gardens but they unfortunately don't enforce the no dogs policy

A nice place to visit if you have nothing else to do. Otherwise it's out of the way of the other... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jessica G
via mobile

Very nicely arranged, activities for kids and family, if you continue walking you end up on another... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Toronto, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

A nice place to visit if you have nothing else to do. Otherwise it's out of the way of the other Toronto highlights. Clean bathrooms. Good AC inside.

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Very nicely arranged, activities for kids and family, if you continue walking you end up on another beautiful walking trail!

Thank ValvaMG
Jenny R, Public Relations Manager at Toronto Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us such a nice note!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

I really liked this place although not many flowers were in sight on this early April Easter day!!! However a beaver, or somebody looking like Mr Beaver decided to look at me and later pop up again near a bridge I was crossing. I further...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Jenny R, Public Relations Manager at Toronto Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We've had a great year for blossoms with the Canada 150 tulips and now the peonies. We hope you'll visit again. Perhaps in the summer.

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....More

Thank fluffyb2016
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....More

Thank Bigbee19
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...More

2  Thank 73Stingray
Reviewed 31 August 2016

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

Thank anerlli
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...More

Thank BudHol
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,...More

Thank Jonathan L
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...More

1  Thank wasntme58
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sureka V
when is the best time to visit the garden?
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.
Is end Jan a good time to visit?
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
Which hotels are close by that are within walking or easy bus service from to the gardens. ?
22 October 2016|
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Response from Jenny R | Property representative |
The Westin Prince or the Toronto Don Valley hotels are the closest.