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

Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 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 5

4 Star Rating It is a beautiful garden park along Toronto ravines. Perfect for family picnics, dog walk or wedding photoshoot. A lot of small picturesque bridges over the tiny Creek running through the park. Best times to visit: spring and fall.

Anita Shrestha - 3 days ago

4 Star Rating Beautiful place, well maintained. A must visit, especially during the spring and summer seasons. Get your camera or smartphone and get ready to take some really nice photos. The place is also ideal for wedding photos. Free parking available at all times. Ideal for parents who are looking for a safe place to bring their kids to play around.

Dimitrios Poptsis - 4 days ago

4 Star Rating It is great getaway if you are short on time but want to get away from the city life. The trails are nice and well maintain. Parking could be a bit of an issue during weekend in the summer months

Jeffrey Chan - 4 days ago

4 Star Rating The best botanical garden Toronto can offer. Garden is well vegetated and well maintained. I notice there is less colorful flowers in recent years but still look beautiful. Lots of spot for that perfect family and wedding photos.

Roger Mak - 14 days ago

5 Star Rating A very nice botanical garden and park. Plenty of benches, big trees to sit around and enjoy the views. It is very scenic. Great for picnics, walks, running and biking. A lot of ppl do their wedding photos here.

Alvin Yuhalogarasan - 1 month ago

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Enjoy this 1 Minute musical interlude in Edwards Gardens

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