Allan Gardens

The Allan Gardens and Conservatory features plants from around the world and admission is always free

Allan Gardens Conservatory
Allan Gardens Conservatory cc licensed photo by Diego3336

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 Visit

Fee: No

Allan Gardens Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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: 160 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2E5, Canada

Phone: (416) 392-7288

Official Website: Allan Gardens

Allan Gardens Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Definitely a must go in Toronto downtown. Exceptional collection in tropical plants from mountains, deserts and rainforests from America and other places. Beautifully and lovely maintained. Free entry and No pets allowed inside, to care the turtles that walk freely on the garden.
Juan Rondón - in the last week

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4 Star Rating A little FREE gem of green in Toronto. A donatesd facility now run by the city of Toronto. Presently Two large greenhouses open and accessible from different spots (as construction/renovation happening in middle ). Loved the little collection of painted turtles!! Varieties of succulents were astounding. Take an afternoon to stroll through this gardens. Apparently there are a variety of children’s and adult program too!! Finish your visit with a coffee and sweet at Bulldog Cafe !!
Laurie Sodomlak - 3 months ago

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4 Star Rating Such a charming gem! Despite its size, this place is bursting with beauty. From the vibrant array of flowers and plants to the adorable turtles 🐢 and delightful sculptures, every corner is a treat for the senses. Don’t miss the small pond teeming with colorful fishes—it adds to the wonderful ambiance of this lovely spot. Highly recommend for a peaceful escape 🫠
Raofin - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Allen Garden in Toronto is a floral haven, boasting an array of beautiful flowers and lush greenery that captivates visitors. The variety of plants on display is impressive, creating a vibrant and refreshing atmosphere. The meticulously designed gardens are a testament to nature's beauty, making it a must-see destination for all. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or simply seeking a serene escape, Allen Garden promises a delightful experience amidst its stunning botanical wonders.
Muhamed Nayal - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating Toronto is a concrete jungle, however, this garden is a magical existence, especially in winter, where you can feel the beautiful memories of spring and summer. Various magical flowers can cure depressed mood. The only small animal inside is a turtle, which gives the garden a more lively atmosphere.
Yanjun Wang - 2 months ago

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Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Bloor-Danforth LineSherbourne Station1 MInute
Yonge-University-Spadina LineQueen's Pk or College Station1 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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