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

Official Website: Edwards Gardens


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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Rated 4.6 out of 5Toronto Botanical Gardens Star Rating

5 Star Rating An urban oasis. Very scenic, and very conveniently located if you are driving there or taking transit. I just hope there were better maps and directions throughout the park.

Salman Raheem - 15 minutes ago

5 Star Rating Really beautiful and great to walk around, very accessible for all ages. The parking lot was crazy busy though, amazingly we still got parks but was a bit stressful. We did go on a public holiday when a lot of other thigs were closed so maybe that was why.

A Google User - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating Great for people of all ages. Lots of areas to walk through outside as well as inside buildings. Library available, as well as tours and educational opportunities. Highly recommended for a relaxing day outside!!

Andrew Yeung - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating I went there last Sunday with my family and friends. We enjoyed beautiful blooming tulips along the walking path. There are also a few peonies. You will need few hours just for walking around the garden and the trail. I will definitely recommend this place.

Quang Vu - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating A great oasis in the city of Toronto. If you haven't visited you must go... pretty and peaceful... a great place to unwind and just enjoy the scenery... the greenhouses are easy to navigate and there are many unique plants.. the cactus greenhouse is especially amazing...

Shelley Smith - 2 months ago


Enjoy this 1 Minute musical interlude in Edwards Gardens

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