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

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 This is one of the most beautiful gardens in the area, certainly. We visited on my birthday and were pleasantly surprised to find the most amazing bonsai show running that day! So much fun admiring the scenery and walking the trails.

Emily G - 9 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 - 24 days ago

4 Star Rating All year they have a Farmer's Market on Thursdays. The event is indoor during the winter months. Open from 2-7 pm. Most vendors are organic farmers. Depending on the season you will find different vegetables. In the summer, you can take in the paths at Edwards Garden. Many beautiful locations for taking pictures.

Andrew Williams - 28 days ago

5 Star Rating Great place in the city for a stroll, shopping at the garden store and gift shop. In the summer they have free live concerts and BBQ. They have many types of plants, all labeled. They have tropical plants growing in their greenhouses and plant them outside in the summer. You can find beautifully manicured gardens and plants all around.

Azad jalali - 1 month ago

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. Parking is free but there is a donation kiosk. Cafe open during warmer seasons.

Francine Cheung - 1 month ago

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