Toronto Botanical Gardens

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Key Info

777 Lawrence Ave E.

Price & Hours

Free
Dawn to dusk

Details

Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

According to recent visitors, the Toronto Botanical Gardens is a great spot for visitors and families of all ages, as it offers free admission to the grounds and tours, nature camps, courses and a summertime farmers market. For those looking for a more in-depth look at the attraction's 17 themed gardens, guided tours run between 45 and 90 minutes (depending on the tour booked) and cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. If you want to walk around on your own, there's also an app-guided tour that'll take you around the grounds.

Recent travelers said the gardens are a great place to go to relax, walk and view gorgeous flowers, but that because the gardens are on the smaller side, you should plan on spending only an hour or two here. Recently engaged? This is also a popular spot to get photos taken.

The gardens sit about 4 miles north of the Ontario Science Centre. There's also an on-site cafe (open seasonally) and shop, where you can purchase plants, gifts, artwork and more. The gardens are accessible via public transportation (numerous bus lines stop nearby; check the website for details) and car; parking is available for free. The gardens are open daily from dawn until dusk, while the building is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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