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
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
Category: Botanical Gardens Parks
777 Lawrence Avenue East
North York, ON M3C 1P2
Phone: +1 416-397-1340
Ivana L. Dec-16-2019
Decided to live dangerously and visit during the winter. The last time I was at Edward garden I had visited the greenhouse, this time visited the actual... Read More
Ruby A. Aug-25-2019
Edwards Gardens is a beautiful no-admission fee botanical garden and park located in the Don Valley. The entrance is on the southwest corner of Leslie... Read More
Jenn W. Jul-19-2019
A great place to visit whether for a casual walk or an event. Love that it is free to walk around in, but that means it can get s little busy. Great for... 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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