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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 #19 of 251 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a beautiful glass-domed Victorian...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a beautiful glass-domed Victorian structure.

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I visited Alan Gardens yesterday as they set up for their Christmas event. It is a small garden and certainly if you compare it to other Botanical Gardens even in the city it's not as impressive. It is, however, still lovely in its own right and completely free to visit - even parking is available at no cost (small amount).... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The conservatory is a nice little break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Even better to visit in the winter when there is no green anywhere else. Enjoy the fauna of the different climatic regions, take some pictures and take that 15 minutes out of your routine.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Underwhelming! Uninspiring.Tired. In Toronto, Edwards Gardens is the place to go for matters horticultural.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Allan Gardens Conservatory is breathtaking. The minute you step inside your senses take over and you can spend longer then you thought wandering amongst the many plant species. Unfortunately the park it is located in, Allan Gardens is a little more on the seedy side with a lot of what appears to be homeless people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I always love botanical gardens. This is a cute small indoor garden in the middle of old town. As it near the holidays they were just beginning to decorate. Would be nice to see rhe finished result.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

How wonderful a place can be when you do need time to,de rolling from a meeting, busy schedule, or just to reconnect with yourself. Accessible, free, and a nectar for your eyes. Do not be afraid of the standing by people, they make a place special as well as far you do not pay attention to their own dynamics. Alone,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great place any time of the year, but especially in winter when you are longing for a little green space. Tropical gardens and even desert plants all in greenhouse spaces that are warm and humid. In the winter they put out lots of seasonal plants like pointsettias that put you in the holiday spirit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

These historic conservatory style greenhouses house a myriad of tropical plants as well as lots of seasonal specimens and special displays. Take time to enjoy each separate enclosure. Take your camera

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I wish the Allan Gardens were open later. I believe it closes at 5:00pm - even in the summer when the sun in high. Can be a bit interesting in terms of the street people in the neighborhood, but the place just sparks me up to avoid SAD in wintertime

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is one of the MUST SEE places in Toronto...for the first time we saw so many colorful plants, flowers and lots of Cacti...from 7th December to 7th January there is will be a Flower show where there will be even more flowers in the conservatory....There are orange color fishes and some Tortoise too in the small pond which keeps... More 

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