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Edwards Gardens, Toronto

4.6
#5 of 86 in Parks in Toronto
Wander the picturesque paths of Edwards Gardens, a park on Wilket Creek. Adjacent to Toronto's larger botanical garden, the park was established in 1956 on the site of an abandoned family estate. Roam its rocky pathways, cross arched bridges over scenic ponds, and relax in the gazebos. Walking the peaceful garden trails you can admire the roses, lush green trees, wildflowers, and rhododendrons, or enjoy the relaxing sounds of the fountains and waterwheels. Our Toronto sightseeing planner makes visiting Edwards Gardens and other Toronto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Edwards Gardens is a very beautiful and well maintained. It's not close to downtown but access by public transportation is very easy though the path is long. Get off at Lawrence station of metro-yellow line and from there take a bus to the Park. Free admission. On the day we visited several weddings were being carried out. To be well maintained and be spring the location provides good pictures and moments of relax
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  • The gardens were nice, but not spectacular. It was free, though I gave a donation, so I rated it highly. There were some walking paths, and some lovely flowers, but overall it was just nice. We have a...  more »
  • This place is absolutely breath taking. It's amazing that such a green space can be found in Toronto. It is very well taken care of! So much wildlife can be seen, beautiful flowers and trees. At first...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens, well maintained. The stream with ducks is a lot of fun for kids and adults alike - we saw a mama duck with her adorable ducklings. Gorgeous flowers and interesting plants. There was a sculpture exhibit, and the artist was working on his next piece right there (it was beautiful!). Lots of benches and other places to sit. Beautiful spot for wedding photography. And for family walks or picnics. And for Pokemon Go. 🙂
  • Amazing park with a sizable Botanical garden which is very educational. Flowers always blooming. Lot of small animals like squirrels, ground hogs, bunnies and chipmunks running around in the park. Most of them do not shy away from cameras. Good washroom facilities. Many bridges for great photos. Lots of parking space and parking by donation.
  • It's a very nice, beautiful, scenic public garden. It's free parking and free entry, so it's great for a low cost one day escape. There are many secluded spots with benches if you want your own quiet time in nature, and a bunch of trials through the garden and forest if you are looking for a beautiful stroll or nature hike. The garden actually is joined to other public parks and trails so you can go as far or stay as close as you want on your hike. Also, there are many children's programs and activities for adults available. You can get information for all these things at the main building where there is a gift shop, library, classrooms and washrooms. Lastly there is a cafe that isn't the most appealing to the eye but not aweful either. I thought the items were somewhat pricey but they did seem freshly prepared. They offered gluten and vegan options. I will most definitely visit Edwards Gardens again and recommend it to anyone who enjoys being out in nature.
  • I just absolutely love this place. I recommend that you pick a week day to come and walk around and admire the gardens. Unfortunately it's not dog friendly but you will see some friendly beavers! If you have kids please heck our their Teaching Garden up the hill. All the plants and flowers are labeled, great place to take pictures and the shop has the friendliest staff in the world. Don't forget to check out the gardening library!
  • I have been coming to this park since I was a child. It is simply stunning. Lots of open grass for picnics and sitting, as well as expansive paved paths which stretch a long way, passing streams and crossing over them. Great place to see birds, ducks, squirrels and the elusive chipmunks! There is a cafe where you can purchase ice cream and popsicles as well as sandwiches, tea, etc. There is a Toronto Botanical Garden shop with garden supplies, art and souvenir-type gifts. Cute!
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