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"
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.