Allan GardensCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Allan Gardens Children's Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto, ON M5A 2P2, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4163927288
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Allan Gardens - Review
This 1910 park is one of the city’s most popular natural exhibits, six climate controlled greenhouses with plants from different areas around the world. There are two main reasons to visit. The first is of course the green houses themselves - tropical, temperate, palm, tropical landscape, and arid. But these are a side show to what keeps people coming back - the magnificent seasonal flower shows in Spring, Easter, Summer, Fall, and everyone’s favourite, Christmas. Each of these last several weeks. Check the park’s calendar to know what flower show is happening right now. Additionally, the 16,000 square feet attraction also finds space for an off-leash dog park and a children’s playground. The location itself is a beautiful place - tranquil pathways coursing through the Palm House glass and iron dome, with quaint bridges and endless photo opportunities.
Allan Gardens Information
- Wheelchair is accessible.
- Parking is available.
How To reach Allan Gardens by Public Transport
- Streetcars 306, 506 stop Carlton St at Jarvis St.
- Subway 1 stop College
- Bus 141 stop Jarvis St at Carlton St South Side.
- Bus 75 stop Sherbourne St at Carlton St.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Allan Gardens
11.59% of people who visit Toronto include Allan Gardens in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
41.18% of people start their Allan Gardens visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Allan Gardens
93.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Allan Gardens
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Allan Gardens, Toronto Reviews
Great selection of flowers and plants of all kinds from many climates. From lemon tree and succulents to cactus. Free access. Great in the winter when you want to warm up. Great on spring for new flowers. There is even a mini waterfall and stream. Good for a family trip. Kids keep an eye out for the sunbathing turtles!
An impeccably kept, huge, free, gorgeous garden. Has a wide range of plant life, from trees to flowers to cacti, and everyone who I have met who works there has always been incredibly nice. If you go around Christmas, it is beautifully done up with poinsettias and incredible winter plants. One of Toronto's best free attractions, we love going a few times throughout the year to see how the plants change!
Great time just walking around beautiful gardens and in a real piece of old architecture. Tight spaces make it a little hard to get by people, but it's a minor irritant. The only knock against a full recommendation is it's location. Not exactly in the best if neighborhoods, but it's in Toronto so even that barely means anything. Other than that, it's a quick trip. You're not going to spend hours here.
It was very peaceful I liked it but it just seemed a little run-down. The glass ceiling and some of the parts looked stained with dust and it looks like it's been there for decades and no one bothered to clean it. the bathrooms were filthy I didn't even want to look at them, people were inside taking wedding pictures so you have to wait for them to get out of the way, also there are a lot of homeless people on the outside of the greenhouse on the premises. And it didn't give it that welcoming feeling, but some parts were nice I just want to sit and relax.
I do not own a dog, yet I love this sanctuary within the city . Today was a sunny day, with a breeze , and the best kind of weather to enjoy this green space to the fullest. The gardens are a mix of colorful splendor near the greenhouse to the bare and dug up spots nearer the edge of the garden on Carlton. It has it's issues, but I still give it a 5 star , mainly because it isn't perfect. Life isn't kind to everyone , and like the unfinished garden on the edges of the park , you can see people from all walks of life. Some are handling life's stresses better then others, but the fact is we are all flowers waiting to bloom.