Inspired by the pictorial elements in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma worked with internationally acclaimed landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy to interpret, in nature, the music of Bach’s first suite. The result – the Music Garden, a horticultural jewel on Toronto’s waterfront.
Open year-round, the Music Garden can be appreciated on many levels – as a garden infused with the spirit of music, dance and artistic genius; as a public place for young and old alike to enjoy and learn; and as a meditative space in which to sit and quietly ponder nature. It is a symbol of Toronto’s participation in the international community, and a place for everyone to enjoy the great views of Lake Ontario and the Music Garden’s outstanding summer concert series.
479 Queens Quay West, Toronto, M5V
Children Friendly Garden
Dog Friendly Garden
No Admission Fee
Parking on Site
Accessible by Public Transit
Self Guided Audio Tours
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Bring the Kids!
Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful park filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied up with your children or grandchildren you just can’t get away. Well, there’s an easy solution to that: bring them along!