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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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Allan Gardens is a hidden treasure of Toronto. I say hidden because it appears that many locals have never heard of it! Luckily I had found information about it online. It doesn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having checked out the wonderful reviews on trip advisor myself and some friends headed to the conservatory for a nice afternoon in the sun. As we got closer to the destination we realised that this was a pretty sketchy neighborhood, there was a lot of beggers harassing both tourists and locals and one actually hit my husband in the back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Allan Gardens is a hidden treasure of Toronto. I say hidden because it appears that many locals have never heard of it! Luckily I had found information about it online. It doesn't look very impressive from the outside but once inside the greenhouses, you are surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants from several different ecosystems/habitats. I especially enjoyed the desert... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It's a small place and one probably can cover it all in half an hour. For how small it is, the collection of plants and flowers is really beautiful. They have a small section for orchids which is really nice. Despite how nice and well-maintained it is, on an absolute scale, I would not consider it as one of Toronto... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you are nearby and you like gardens, this may be worth a visit. But there isn't much to it. The plant displays are attractive, but it's a pretty small place -- a few small greenhouses, connected to a central glass dome. You can spend a very pleasant 30 to 60 minutes here, but this is not a major botanical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

IF you get a chance PLEASE come and see Allan Gardens. In the heart of the city in truly abysmal winter weather, it's an oasis of colour. Here is where your city tax dollars are WELL SPENT, providing a 'mini escape' in a big city An ABSOLUTE MUST SEE. Oh, at Christmas and Easter they go all out for custom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I simply could not believe this place was free. I live in Philadelphia, and here, such an attraction would cost $20, minimum. But it's free! It's a huge greenhouse right in the middle of a park. It had rooms for all different kinds of plants, and a pond with fish and turtles. There was a dryer room with some amazing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you need a break from hectic street life visit the Allan Garden Conservatory. Take a walk around the trees, flowers and relax on a bench watching all sorts of plants. It isn't too big, just perfect for a break.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The hydrangea display was absolutely beautiful. also enjoyed the water wheel and pond and the turtles were a fun addition

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fantastic place to sit and relax, if you have young children in a stroller, it is better to go during the day as the walkways are very narrow. Beautiful flowers and plants, nice and warm to rejuvenate the soul in the winter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

When outside minus 25 *C, inside plus 25*C. Beautiful plants worth to see. Very close to transit , nice part of Toronto. Very good restaurants around.

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