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

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 5Toronto Botanical Garden Star Rating

5 Star Rating Nice place to see fall colour. Main issue i found is parking. That was a war. You can hardly get parking on weekends. If you plan to go on weekends during the fall colour i suggest manage drop off and pick up.you can enjoy with family. Good luck .

Mohammad Zilani - 27 days ago

5 Star Rating Massive old and tall trees, beautiful forest scenary, lots of space for grass and picnics. I went a bit late in the season for flowers but the few that were still in bloom were of great variety. Also some nice seating, little rivers, bridges, and long paths. Really nice place to relax in the sun.

Varun Sharma - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Such a pretty place, today was a bit chilly but the beautiful colours of nature was at their best. Many couples were there having photo shots for weddings, engagements, baby announcements, all great ideas. Make sure you visit this place 4 times a year, one for every season :)

Miriam Alvarez - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Perfect place for a lovely afternoon walk with family visiting from out of town or even just friends from around the city. You can find a quiet spot and have a picnic or throw frisbee around… But it’s amazing just to take in nature and smell the flowers and look at the beautiful work that the gardeners have done. Definitely pop into the gift shop after because the ladies that work in there are really sweet and there’s tons of great gift ideas for that person you know who has a green thumb or who’s trying to cultivate one. Beautiful flower pots two aprons and recipes for the kitchen using local herbs… Something for everyone. The prices are great and parking is free! So get out there and enjoy the summer spring or fall and take in these beautiful gardens.

Ryan Resmer - 4 months ago


Enjoy this 1 Minute musical interlude in Edwards Gardens

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