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

Official Website: Edwards Gardens

Fee: No

Category: Parks

Address: 755 Lawrence Avenue East
North York, ON M3C 1P2

Phone: +1 416-397-1340


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 59 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating The garden connects to the Toronto Botanical Garden, and is also free. Pay a nominal fee for parking and enjoy both areas full of blossoms and gorgeous... Read More

Cilicia L. Jul-24-2023

4 Star Rating I came here with my friends on Canada Day for the first time, and it was a good walk on the weekend. Many people were having barbeque parties with their... Read More

Calvin W. Jul-10-2023

5 Star Rating GREAT spot! Loved this walk. Autumn might be the best time of the year to visit this majestic garden! I had a ton of fun walking the endless trail. There... Read More

Jon R. Oct-21-2022

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TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaEglinton Station1 Minute

How to get to Edwards Gardens by TTC Subway

Take the #54, #54A, or 54B Lawrence East or the #51 Leslie to Steeles bus eastbound from Eglington Station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line.

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Enjoy this 1 Minute musical interlude in Edwards Gardens

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