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

Edwards Gardens Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Address: 755 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2, Canada

Phone: (416) 392-8188

Official Website: Edwards Gardens

Edwards Gardens Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Beautiful hiking spot in the middle of the city. Makes you feel away from the city. Spring and fall are the best times to visit to see the maximum beauty of the flora and fauna. The trails along the river a quite scenic and peaceful. Lots of space to have a picnic and for kids to play around the river bank. Keep an eye out for some really unique big trees which huge branches. For Botany enthusiasts, the Botanical garden is right near the entrance. Ample of parking space at $4 per hour or $8 for maximum.
Mohit Pradhan - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating This is one of the most serene places right in the heart of the city and has very calming vibes… whether you choose to take one of the trails or just admire the beauty of the blooms, there is something for everyone. There is also a cafe and a garden store inside the garden.
Sonela Mukherjee - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Edward’s gardens is one of the most beautiful places in Toronto located in North York on the corner of Leslie and Lawrence. It features a botanical garden, a venue for events, a coffee shop that operates in summer and a beautiful walking trail across the East Don River that stretches south and connects Edward’s gardens to Wilkes Creek park. In summer, Edward’s gardens is full of gorgeous photos and beautiful plants and is a great place to visit. You can enjoy the flowers and the botanical garden, or you can grab a drink and a cake and enjoy the outdoor seating or you can walk across the river in the trail. There are many things you’ll love about this place. The nature, the flowers, the trail, the benches and their memorial plaques, the sky and tall trees and the birds! Weather you’re looking for a nice place to walk, or a beautiful park to bring your lunch, or you wanna catchup with a friend and enjoy a summer afternoon in a beautiful scenery, Edward Gardens will be one of the best places to be!
Veria Havary-Nassab - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Edwards Garden is truly a hidden gem nestled within the bustling city of Toronto. As someone who seeks solace amidst nature's embrace, I found this botanical haven to be a breath of fresh air. The meticulously curated gardens offer a serene escape from the urban chaos, where one can wander amidst vibrant blooms, towering trees, and meandering pathways. The attention to detail is evident in every corner of Edwards Garden, from the perfectly manicured lawns to the enchanting floral displays. Whether you're a passionate botanist or simply in need of a tranquil retreat, this place caters to all with its diverse flora and fauna.
anand bhanu - 3 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Went to the Edward Gardens yesterday! 10/10 reccomend, you wouldn’t believe such an amazing space is right in the city! It’s huge, it has great trails and very nice flowers! Parking is cheap at 2.50 an hour. There are lots of great photo taking spots and benches to sit in! It looks like there’s really good programs here as well. So much wild life out and about which is nice to observe! The cherry blossoms are blooming so it’s the perfect time to go.
Roxie Rosner - 2 months ago

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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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