This botanical jewel, set in one of Toronto’s oldest parks, is comprised of six greenhouses covering 16,000 sq. ft. of beautiful plants from around the world. The permanent botanical collection of exotic plants is supplemented throughout the year with colourful, award-winning flower shows in Spring, Easter, Summer, Fall and at Christmas. The centrepiece of Allan Gardens is an historic, cast-iron and glass dome known as ‘The Palm House’. Originally built in 1910, the conservatory is in the middle of Allan Gardens, the five-acre parcel of land donated in 1858 to the City of Toronto by George William Allan, a prominent local politician and cultural leader.
19 Horticultural Avenue, Toronto, M5A 2P2
Children Friendly Garden
No Admission Fee
Parking on Site
Accessible by Public Transit
Docent Guided Tours
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.