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 GardensFee: No
755 Lawrence Avenue East
North York, ON M3C 1P2
Phone: +1 416-397-1340
Leonard E. May-24-2021
It's a gorgeous close to the Victoria Day long weekend! A comfortable 20 degrees Celsius & beautiful sunshine for taking a relaxing nature walk in a City... Read More
Sandy H. May-05-2021
A great place to take a break from the city! Unfortunately there were certain areas closed off, but the rest of the park was well maintained and secluded... Read More
Hazel P. Apr-24-2021
Was here yesterday to meet a friend & her dog for a walk, physically distanced. The park was very busy & some people weren't doing the physical distancing... Read More
Accommodations near 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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