Allan Gardens, one of the oldest parks in Toronto, first opened all the way back in 1858. The park is named after former Toronto mayor George William Allan who donated the land. Admission to the park is always free.
Allan Gardens features a conservatory and six greenhouses with an area of over 16000 square feet that showcase rare varieties of beautiful tropical plants from around the world. Featured in the centre is the domed 'Palm House' conservatory constructed in 1910. In the Palm House bamboo and banana trees tower above you.
The gardens feature special seasonal displays including an Easter Show, a Fall Show and, highlighting the year, the Christmas Show when the conservatory gets decorated and filled with flowering plants and 40 plus varieties of poinsettias.
The park grounds are populated with a variety of mature trees including sugar maples, red oak, black cherry and American beech. Most of the trees are 100 plus years old. If you love plants and flowers you shouldn't miss this beautiful oasis in the heart of the city.
Access to the park is easy via public transit. For detailed information about the park see their official website linked to below.
Facts For Your VisitFee: No
Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.Hours This Week:
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Allan Gardens Children's Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto, ON M5A 2P2, Canada
Phone: (416) 392-7288
Official Website: Allan Gardens
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Bloor-Danforth Line||Sherbourne Station||1 MInute|
|Yonge-University-Spadina Line||Queen's Pk or College Station||1 MInute|
How to get to Allan Gardens by TTC Subway
From Sherbourne Station on the Bloor-Danforth Line take the #75 Sherbourne bus south to Sherbourne at Gerrard Street East. A path into the gardens starts at the northwest corner of the intersection.
From Queens Park or College Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Line take the #506 Main Street Station streetcar east to Carleton Street at Jarvis Street. The gardens are just south on Jarvis. You can also skip the streetcar and walk to the garden from College Station in about 8 minutes.
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Ratedout of 5
Beautiful and well kept botanical garden so close to the heart of the city. I love coming here for some peace and quiet. It's great for kids and families. I never get tired of visiting this place.
Mandana Liao - 9 hours ago
An absolute must-see in Toronto. It's never too busy and really a hidden gem. There are FIVE FULL WINGS of plants. All have something different to offer and it's gorgeous. Tourist or not, you have to go here.
Natasha Nesrine - 12 days ago
Totally free and an amazing place to go to just relax. Hundreds of beautiful plants that makes you forgot about the world.outside. Hours are 10:am - 5pm, 7 days a week.
gam3slack3r - 15 days ago
The plants housed in this beautiful building are simply wonderful!! Well worth the trip!! The park itself is also nice for a day in the sun, the large trees are beautiful. Do be aware that there area has many poor and destitute people. They are quite okay around strangers, but it's safer to not interact with the those drinking in the park. Use common sense.
Nadim Ghaznavi - 3 months ago