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
Open Now: NoHours 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-Spadina||Eglinton Station||1 Minute|
|Scarborough RT||Lawrence East Station||1 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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Ratedout of 5
Lovely place indeed! The gardens become even more beautifull on sunset falls day, worth to walk around.
Bruno Silva - 12 days ago
Beautiful and relaxing during summer and fall. Only thing missing is a nice cafe or place to grab a good drink
Titus Tse - 15 days ago
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 - 1 month ago
Beautiful gardens, free parking, lots of places to explore and take pictures of the flowers. I can get a bit busy here on nice days in the summer though. Many weddings and other photoshoots going on.
Kirstin Yuzwa - 1 month ago
Good place to see all the different types of plants. Walk in Edward's Gardens or spend the day. Beautiful park that you will love. Crowded on weekends.
Karim 5555 - 2 months ago