Edwards GardensCurrently Closed
- Address: 755 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2, Canada, Toronto
- Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4163971340
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, View Point, Cafe, Family And Kids
Edwards Gardens - Review
Two of Toronto’s four main gardens are at this single location. And together they are the beloved of anyone who loves any or all of the following: nature, landscaping, design, art, sculpture, science, mazes, horticulture, birds, bees, urban gardening, viewpoints, flowers, public art, museums and interactive exhibits. There are 17 themed gardens here, all large in size, all easily navigated. Just make sure you have a garden map.
In addition to typical cafe eats like sandwiches and salads the historic barn cafe also serves up wine, BBQ and craft beer on summer Thursday night concerts. The Garden shop has a terrific seat and tool collection, and most people want to visit it when the tour has left them bursting with garden ideas.
The guided tours offered by the garden are excellent. And the Weston Family Library is the largest private horticultural library in Canada, with its own art gallery.
Edwards Gardens Information
- Custom tours can be booked.
- Disabled accessible
- Garden Cafe: May to October: 9am - 4pm
- Shop: 10am - 4pm
- Reception Desk: 9am-4pm (10am-4pm on weekends).
- Check the garden website for the calendar of events.
Edwards Gardens Ticket Prices
- Guided tour: $10 per person ($5 for seniors/children).
Edwards Gardens Hours
- The garden is open from dawn to dusk.
- Guided tours last 90 minutes.
- Free one hour tours: May - September: Tuesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 6 pm.
- Closed on most statutory holidays including New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.
How To reach Edwards Gardens by Public Transport
- Buses 51, 54 stop Leslie St at Lawrence Ave East.
- Buses 162 stop Lawrence Ave East at Blaine Dr.
- Drive to here.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Edwards Gardens
14.43% of people who visit Toronto include Edwards Gardens in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
56.38% of people start their Edwards Gardens visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Edwards Gardens
92.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Edwards Gardens
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Edwards Gardens, Toronto Reviews
Beautiful gardens, well maintained. The stream with ducks is a lot of fun for kids and adults alike - we saw a mama duck with her adorable ducklings. Gorgeous flowers and interesting plants. There was a sculpture exhibit, and the artist was working on his next piece right there (it was beautiful!). Lots of benches and other places to sit. Beautiful spot for wedding photography. And for family walks or picnics. And for Pokemon Go. 🙂
"Didn't know a place like this existed near me!" I've been living in this general area my whole life and I had not idea this amazing forest and garden existed here. Love how it's free and just a fun place to walk around, learn and explore. There was a wedding going on while we were walking around and I thought it was a great idea to have a wedding here! Also, there is just so much to see. Love how each bench is dedicated to someone. Love how you can just sit and enjoy nature right smack in the middle of the city! Love love love it!
Edwards Gardens is a large garden that is approximately 25 minutes away from downtown Toronto. It is arguably the most beautiful garden in Toronto, and the most beautiful time to visit Edwards Gardens is mid October. Its the perfect place to be if your a nature lover, shutterbug, or are simply looking for something relaxing and calming to do. Plan a minimum of 2 hours to explore Edwards Gardens. There is a relatively large parking lot with free parking at Edwards Gardens. You can Also plan your visit to Edward Gardens with some of the Gardens’ various daily activities. For instance, Edwards Gardens hosts a year-round farmer’s market every Thursday between 2:00 and 7:00 pm. Thursday at 6:00 pm (and Tuesday also offers free guided tours of the Gardens. A visit on a Thursday in mid October at around 4 pm is the perhaps the best time of the year to visit Edwards Gardens. In mid October, the rich diversity of trees in the gardens start taking their fall colours. The diversity of trees, plants, and flowers is as rich as Toronto’s cultural diversity. There are very few signs of the fact that Edwards Gardens is located in a large urban area. Beautiful water streams are scattered across the Gardens. This is an excellent place to get in tune with nature. The walking trails, which are for the most part flat, are clean and well kept. Most people come here for a walk, but summer time also attracts runners and cyclist. The walking trails are not at all crowded and in the summer, you can sometimes expect to come across wild life, like ground hogs and Canada goose. There is also a coffee shop as well as a store at the entrance of the gardens premises. There are numerous benches throughout the park to allow you to catch your breath and admire the surroundings scenery. At the end of your visit to Edwards Gardens, if your schedule permits, you can drive in Toronto’s Bridle Path, the most upscale neighbourhood in Canada. Bridle Path is a short 5-10 minute drive from Edwards Gardens.
Amazing park with a sizable Botanical garden which is very educational. Flowers always blooming. Lot of small animals like squirrels, ground hogs, bunnies and chipmunks running around in the park. Many of them do not shy away from cameras. Good washroom facilities. Many bridges for great photos. Lots of parking space and parking by donation.
I love this garden. I had the chance to get married there (summer 2018) and I couldn't be happier. The environment is so nice and all my guests loved it too. Had an amazing and very memorable day.