Edwards GardensCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- 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 Opening and Closing 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
54.52% of people who visit Toronto include Edwards Gardens in their plan
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44.71% of people start their Edwards Gardens visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Edwards Gardens
93.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Edwards Gardens
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Edwards Gardens, Toronto Reviews
I just absolutely love this place. I recommend that you pick a week day to come and walk around and admire the gardens. Unfortunately it's not dog friendly but you will see some friendly beavers! If you have kids please heck our their Teaching Garden up the hill. All the plants and flowers are labeled, great place to take pictures and the shop has the friendliest staff in the world. Don't forget to check out the gardening library!
Favourite in the city getaway from almost all the human pandemonium that goes on during the week. Very calming and almost feels like a retreat. Best times to go are during blooming seasons which usually start around end of May start of June depends what Canada plans on doing with its weather. Washrooms there are hard to get too, so before you visit, stop by the Don Mills mall if you plan on spending an hour or two here.
I've been going to Edwards Gardens for more than 30 years, and I still love it. You'll always see lots of great flowers and plants, especially in the spring. There's lots of wildlife, too. I've seen many rabbits, groundhogs, raccoons, and foxes here. You'll also see all sorts of interesting birds if you sir and watch for a while. If you're lucky, you might even see a gray catbird that'll sing for half an hour without repeating itself!
One of the very best flower gardens in Toronto! Must visit anytime from around May for spring flowers, through summer for the flower beds and tended plants, to September for fall colours along the adjoining Wilket Creek Park which has been beautifully re-engineered. The paths, stream, bridges and terraces all make for a tranquil and beautiful visit. And the visitor centre and shops with the integrated Toronto Botanical Gardens complete the experience. But just be aware that many wedding parties come here during peak season and vie for the best photo spots.
Attended the summer garden evening with Cuban band and salsa lessons free. Enjoyable night in the fragrant cool air. Vendors also present for a snack and drink. Chairs were provided. Just lovely!!
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