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: No

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

Official Website: Edwards Gardens


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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Rated 4.6 out of 5

4 Star Rating Good place to see all the different types of plants. Walk in Edward's Gardens or spend the day. Beautiful park that you will love. Crowded on weekends.

Karim 5555 - 1 day ago

3 Star Rating Nice place to relax or catch up with a friend and walk around. However, toronto botanical garden seemed small, or we just came with a lot of expectations. I probably won't return.

Meghavi patel - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating I had the honor to have my wedding done here, and it was magical! The service I received from Patricia and all staff was great! Thank you Toronto Botanical Team for bringing my vision of my wedding to life!

Michelle Hoyle - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) located inside Toronto’s Edwards Gardens offers many horticulture and gardening educational activities on four acres of former estate gardens. There is a cafe, farmer's market, garden tours and a "Teaching Garden" for children to enjoy in the summer months.

Pagan Eka Cheung - 17 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.

Dimitri Poptsis - 1 month ago


Enjoy this 1 Minute musical interlude in Edwards Gardens

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