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Allan Gardens Conservatory

19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-392-7259
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Ranked #17 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Allan Gardens are open 365 days a year and feature six greenhouses comprising over 16,000 sq ft filled with colourful seasonal plants that suppliment... more »
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Reston, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Head east on Gerrard, a block or two past Ryerson University, and you'll arrive at Allan Gardens. This stunning array of plants is organized by climate within six connected greenhouses, e.g., the Cool House, the Palm House, and my favorite, the Arid (Cactus) House. Admire the beauty of the plants and flowers as you walk through the Gardens and you'll... More

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WI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful flowers for nature lovers to enjoy. Unique color hibiscus and interesting tropical flowers that I hadn't seen before. The staff were very informative when I asked them questions!

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Hermanus, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Loved the layout while not crowd friendly it works and has a calming effect on the throngs. A fantastic variety of plants and flowers and it's right downtown too!

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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This relatively unknown treasure in the middle of Canada's largest city is well worth a visit. The collection of cactus is quite stunning. Just a wander through is a relaxing respite from the stresses of a large urban environment.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Allan Gardens is in the heart of the prostitute district. Avoid this neighbourhood at all costs. At quick glance it may seem like a lovely park with spacious areas to lay in the sun or under the shade of a big tree but trust me, the park is filled with homeless people day and night. They will often harass you,... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This beautiful garden was right next door to our hotel the Best Western Primrose. Great place to visit anytime of year.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Several climate-controlled rooms featuring rare and exotic flowers and plants, waterfalls, fish & turtles. A great place to see gorgeous gardens or just take a break from the hustle and bustle. Lots of people do their wedding photography here too. Very clean and well-maintained, well worth going - free admission!

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Toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year. On a cold winter day you step into a warm, fragrant greenhouse. Great range of plants some seasonal and some have been there for years.

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Toronto
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is amazing how often even people from the city miss this wonderful oasis. The gardens are always lovely and the seasonal displays an inspiration to gardeners. There are spots for peaceful contemplation and paths to accommodate walkers or baby strollers. Open from 9 to 5 it is one of my favourite spots to visit when winter weather is getting... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I would call this "my secret garden"- I'm sure alot of tourists would know nothing of it. There are some beautiful specimens here, quite unlike anything I've ever seen, including stunning cacti and rare orchids. I give it a 10/10

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