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

Currently Closed

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

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 5Toronto Botanical Gardens Star Rating

5 Star Rating Beautiful gardens with small visitor centre, library and store. Nice paved walking paths that lead to Edwards Garden and Wilket Creek. Nice for families.

Francine Cheung - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating awsum garden but in winter snowy days try to avoid it as there is nothing to see and everything is covered in ice .. for summer its perfect !

Eftekhar Amil - 4 days ago

4 Star Rating Excellent for nature / garden walks. Yearly events including free concerts, farmers markets. A must for engagement and wedding pics.

Manny Gamalinda - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating I have been coming here since I was a child. The old trees are beautiful. So is the landscaping and flowers. A lovely place for a stroll with lots of grassy areas to sit and also benches. There is a gift shop and a food shop on site. Lots of cute chipmunks and squirrels!

Jennifer Howe - 21 days ago

3 Star Rating It’s a decent garden. Good place for a quick walk around and see some flowers. Although I was surprised to see some tropical plants such as banana trees. There a bee hive exhibit with no bees. So I guess just a hive exhibit.

Sam Sanson - 1 month ago

Video


Enjoy this 1 Minute musical interlude in Edwards Gardens

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