Edwards Gardens (Toronto Botanical Garden)

The beautiful Toronto Botancal Garden is free to visit and boasts a wide range of natural and manicured gardens

Edwards Botanical Gardens
Edwards Botanical Gardens cc licensed photo by Simon P

Edwards Gardens, home to the Toronto Botanical Garden features a stunning collection of themed gardens and is open year round from dawn to dusk. This former estate garden owned by wealthy businessman Rupert Edwards was sold to the City of Toronto to be preserved as a park and first opened to the public in 1956. Consider it a bonus that there is no admission charge to see these lovely gardens.

Located on a ravine North of Downtown Toronto, Edwards Gardens features perennial and rose gardens in the upper area and rhododendrons, wildflowers and a rockery in the valley portion. The natural and manicured backdrops provided by the Gardens make it a very popular location for wedding photography.

You can enjoy a leisurely walk along the pathway leading out of the park that follows the ravine south into Wilket Creek Park, Serena Gundy Park and Ernest Thompson Seton Park. This path also passes by the Ontario Science Centre, so you may want to consider a visit to that attraction while in the area.

It is easy to get to these beautiful gardens by public transit.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Address: 777 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2, Canada

Phone: (416) 397-1340

Official Website: Edwards Gardens

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaEglinton Station1 Minute
Scarborough RT Lawrence East Station1 Minute

How to get to Edwards Gardens by TTC Subway

Take the #54 or #54A Lawrence East bus eastbound from Eglington Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina Line or westbound from Lawrence East Station on the Scarborough RT Line to the intersection of Lawrence Avenue East and Leslie Street. Edwards Gardens are on the southeast corner.

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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5

3 Star Rating Great place to start a mountain bike ride. Quick and easy access to the trails along the Don.

Michael Svendsen - 14 days ago

5 Star Rating A nice place in the middle of Toronto for a casual stroll. It's a bit too manicured for my tastes but very nice still. All the plants are well labeled.

Steve Tjiang - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful park, a small cafe and small trails for you and your family to enjoy! Lots of open space to enjoy as well as labels on all different kinds of plants. Only problem is parking spots can be hard to find at peak hours.

Mirna Nour - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating This is a great garden. There's a café and a farmer's market in the summer months every Thursday. My favorite Dawn Redwood tree is there:)

Frances Holder - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Huge garden, right in the middle of the city. Well maintained with name tags for most plans. Nice walking and bicycle trails. Lots of free parking, though during hot summer days, parking lot may become full in the afternoon.

Ravi Taxali - 2 months ago

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Enjoy this 1 Minute musical interlude in Edwards Gardens

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