Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto

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#7 of 79 in Parks in Toronto
Stroll through Allan Gardens Conservatory, a historical set of buildings and gardens filled with exotic and native plant life. The centerpiece glass and cast-iron conservatory dates from 1910 and houses a collection of tall banana plants, bamboos, and screw pines. Four other greenhouses display differing collections of plants from across the world, including an impressive range of cacti and succulents, orchids and bromeliads, cypresses and citruses. A playground offers pleasant diversion for younger visitors, while outdoor seasonal flower shows keep the gardens blooming and lush throughout the year. Using our custom trip planner, Toronto attractions like Allan Gardens Conservatory can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Located approximately 1 km from College Station. I went in the morning and found a nice place, clean and with many species of flora, orchids, cacti. Is an excellent place to relax.
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  • This is a beautiful greenhouse surrounded by a park, playground structure, paths, an off leash dog park and grass and trees. It is a beautiful atmosphere with many people walking their dogs playing wi...  more »
  • Featured in a few Hollywood movies, I had to check it out. A stunning Victorian era conservatory greets you which is worth the stop unto itself. Incorporating seasonal flowers with the tropics and cac...  more »
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  • These Gardens are something to behold. My first time ever visiting Allan Gardens it happened to be on a very snowy February stepping inside the contrast was immense Lush warm and colorful the interior offered an immediate Escape from the bitter winter weather. This is actually the right place to go to if you want to escape the cold and remember what spring and summer is like. You can see all three parts of the Interior Garden within about half an hour to 45 minutes if you take your time. A desert and dry location a tropical location and then a much more moist lush location.
  • Everyone should visit this garden. its a hidden gem of toronto. small but packed with nature right in the middle of downtown concrete jungle. well maintained place. has washroom but not drinking fountain or vending machine just in case if you wanna get a snack or drink. lots of homeless people out in the park. yeah must visit place. start early and bring water with you cause its a green house and it gets hot so wear something light that absorbs your sweat.
  • I love this garden so much. Absolute favourite spot in the city for any day. It’s free, it’s very well taken care of, it’s beautiful inside and it’s always a nice escape from the bustling city right out side. I’ve been here so many times and enjoy it more and more each time. Everyone needs to visit Allan Gardens and support the green space in the city!
  • Good things always come at a price but this gem is F-R-E-E for all throughout the year..... Great place for nature lovers. Building is also historic as it dates back to 19th century. Many exotic tropical and arid area plant species showcased in true greenhouse temperature controlled environment. If you love taking pictures of plants and flowers then it may take two hours, otherwise at least one hour required for giving it a detailed look. Good opportunity for plant and flower photography. Easily reachable through TTC.
  • Need to escape the horrific winter weather but don't have tickets to a warmer destination? Why not compromise and come to Allen Gardens? This place is an absolute delight and a real gem of Toronto. First of all the building is pretty cool, but the real pleasure comes from the plethora of rare tropical plants inside. Palms, pines, succulents and everything in between. If you are looking for a plant fix be sure to stop by Allan Gardens. 🌴🌲🌱🌵
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