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Allan Gardens Conservatory

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Address: 19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
Phone Number: 416-392-7259
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Description: Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a...
Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a beautiful glass-domed Victorian structure.
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quiet reprieve from the city

a beautiful, free place to visit for both flower lovers and families with children. it was wonderful to see in the summer but must be fantastic during the cold of winter. they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

a beautiful, free place to visit for both flower lovers and families with children. it was wonderful to see in the summer but must be fantastic during the cold of winter. they have a christmas theme starting in december with cider, horse sleigh rides etc. this garden is the oldest garden in toronto and has been around since 1858. i... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stayed very close to this conservatory and walked through on a Sunday morning. This public conservatory had a great variety of plants and flowers. There was also a small koi pond and another pond with turtles. I would imagine this would be a great oasis during the winter months. Definitely worth a visit if nearby.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is a beautiful place! There are so many plants and trees. Some of them are freaky looking.Some flowers are gorgeous. We enjoyed it a lot.

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Cochrane, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been to Allan Gardens Conservatory a couple times. It is a great place to meditate and to embrace nature in Canada's largest city. It is quite close to the Yonge Street strip and close to Cabbage town. There is a dog park adjacent to the park for dogs to play off leash and to do their business. The... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

very nice spot to take a break, lots of lush plants, easy to get to, nice big grass area, I would go back

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Boucherville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

What a delightful surprise - easy to find, free parking and no admission charge. We loved strolling around the greenhouses and liked the atmosphere - we hope this will remain open for years longer. Well groomed and numerous specimens - several plants I had never seen before (notably an Indian lilac with fire-engine-red flowers, and a lovely "balloon plant" which... More 

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Laval, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I just got to say that this is a beautiful garden, right in the city of toronto. It was relaxing and peaceful. Take the time and go. It is Free and they have free parking so it is a win win

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love Allan Gardens and visited quite a number of times as I used to live in the neighbourhood many years ago. Located in a central area of the city somewhat less rich and glamorous, among co-op housing and forgotten or less cared for old buildings... it does seem as a real oasis. It surprises and amazes with its gorgeous... More 

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toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This conservatory houses various displays from the permanent cacti and succulent room, to the tropical plants and everything in between. My favorite time to visit is when one of the special displays is mounted - at Christmas and Easter, the fall for the chrysanthemum display as well as summer for summer plants. The non-permanent displays vary according to season. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We love conservatories and flowers, so naturally, we wanted to visit the Allan Gardens Conservatory. We were so impressed by what we saw given that this is a FREE attraction in Toronto! Lots of great photo ops. So many beautiful flowers..... Highly recommended!

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