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Best Public Gardens near Toronto and GTA

Edwards Gardens

This two level garden features perennials and roses on the highest level and wildflowers and an extensive rockery in the valley. Edwards Gardens also include The Toronto Botanical Gardens, which offers tours, nature day camps, field trips and an extensive horticulture library.

As stated on their website, you can also book spaces in Edwards Gardens.

755 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M3C 1P2 (View Map)

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Royal Botanical Gardens

For those who want to get outside and spend their day in nature, satisfy your need at Royal Botanical Gardens. It has 2 300 acres of nature sanctuaries, 300 acres of cultivated gardens and over 2 300 plant species.

As stated on their website, five distinct formal gardens are contained with 1,100 hectares of nature reserve, nestled into the slopes of Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Explore and enjoy the many historical outdoor plant collections, the indoor Mediterranean Garden, and 27 km of nature trails.

680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON L7T 4H4 (View Map)

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Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens

The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens include perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, herb, vegetable plantings and world-famous rose garden with over 2 400 species. Established in 1936 gardens include 99 acres of maintained gardens and the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture.

According to the website, this institution provides unique practical training to horticulture students on the grounds of the Botanical Gardens.

2565 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2S7 (View Map)

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Allan Gardens

Allan Gardens is located on an area of 16 000 square feet. It includes a park and an indoor botanical garden with six greenhouses. It features numerous species of plants and flowers from around the world.

According to the official website, seasonal plants supplement the permanent plant collection of botanical importance since 1858. The conservatory boasts the “Palm House” (1909) modelled after similar structures in the United States and England.

160 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2E5 (View Map)

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