Allan Gardens, Toronto

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  • 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
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Family And Kids
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About Allan Gardens, Toronto

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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Allan Gardens, Toronto Reviews

  • These Gardens are something to behold. My first time ever visiting Allan Gardens it happened to be on a very snowy February stepping inside the contrast was immense Lush warm and colorful the interior offered an immediate Escape from the bitter winter weather. This is actually the right place to go to if you want to escape the cold and remember what spring and summer is like. You can see all three parts of the Interior Garden within about half an hour to 45 minutes if you take your time. A desert and dry location a tropical location and then a much more moist lush location.

  • I love this garden so much. Absolute favourite spot in the city for any day. It’s free, it’s very well taken care of, it’s beautiful inside and it’s always a nice escape from the bustling city right out side. I’ve been here so many times and enjoy it more and more each time. Everyone needs to visit Allan Gardens and support the green space in the city!

  • A botanical dream in the middle of the big city! WOW!!!! Seasonal floral accents amid multiple conservatories. Tropical, cactus and succulents along meandering paths. With its storied past and historical significance, this is one place any Toronto history buff must see. Best of all? IT'S FREE!

  • A beautiful colourful escape, especially to forget the chill and scenery of a bare grey winter. Entrance is free so that makes even more easily enjoyable. There are benches to stop and read a book and extend your time in the warmth and peaceful green surroundings. Plenty of paths to wander down and info boards with interesting information on some flora.

  • If you have never visited this place it should be on your list. Lovely space to wander especially in the dead of winter to beat those winter blues. During the spring and summer the conservatory is surrounded by beautiful outdoor gardens. The city has done a great job here and the best thing is it is free :)

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