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

Official Website: Edwards Gardens

Fee: No

Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.

Category: Botanical Gardens Parks

Address: 777 Lawrence Avenue East
North York, ON M3C 1P2
Canada

Phone: +1 416-397-1340

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 49 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Simply Love this place !! So many trails and perfect for social distancing. Good parking space so half the problem solved. ( Paid parking though but worth... Read More

Stefi P. Aug-20-2020

4 Star Rating Parking machines are tempermentel , B didn't work in a couple. The app may work better ? Website doesn't tell you that the pavilion closes at 4 pm. Would... Read More

Robert D. Aug-29-2020

4 Star Rating 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

Ruby A. Aug-25-2019

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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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Enjoy this 1 Minute musical interlude in Edwards Gardens

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