Edward Gardens provides the perfect escape from our urban environment and features 12 contemporary gardens spanning nearly four acres. The gardens are attached to the Toronto Botanical Gardens, which are maintained perfectly and feature themed gardens. They feature an array of flowers, plants, and rock displays. Wooden arch bridges, a waterwheel, fountains, and gazebos add to the charm of the gardens.
These unique green spaces are designed for city dwellers to be able to engage with nature without having to leave the city. There is also an organic farmers’ market that runs year-round (outdoors in the summer and indoors during cooler months). Check out the various programs, workshops, local tours, and events going on throughout the year. The park is dog-friendly but they aren’t allowed inside the gardens.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Distance from Toronto: N/A
Admission Cost: Paid Parking
Time of Year: All Seasons
Hours: 10:00am to 8:30pm
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Washroom Facilities: Yes
Contact: (519) 856-9543
- There is a garden shop open year-round.
- Make sure to check out the arboretum on the upper level of the valley.
- There is a free concert series during July and August located in the courtyard so be sure to bring a blanket or chair, as seating is limited.
- Enjoy free volunteer-led garden tours from May to September around TBG (twice a week).
TIP: The park can get especially crowded during the cherry blossom season and the fall months, so keep that in mind before you go.
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