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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 #20 of 326 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Allen Gardens is one of my favourite places to visit in Toronto. As a bonus, there are new bike lanes nearby, as well as a Bike Share station, making it pleasant to get to. A free and very historical attraction, it's a beautiful, relaxing spot to take photos, hang out with friends, and take time to relax, meditate, or reflect.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wow! No entrance fee. Beginning of the october is not propably best time of the year to visit here but still nice place to walk around.

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Tavares, Florida
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230 reviews 230 reviews
139 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Amazing park with history that dates back to the 1800's. The grounds and gardens are beautifully maintained. There are six greenhouses with tropical plants from all over the world, even cacti. My favorites were the hibiscus. Great place to find sanctuary from the city. The bonus is.. Admission is FREE! Definitely worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It is an urban oasis in the heart of downtown T.O. Great surprise when you walk in to find a greenhouse well taken care of....great photo opps when you least expect it

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our hotel was near the park so worth a trip over to see the Conservatory, however the plantings seemed somewhat common and unkempt. Much smaller that it seemed from the outside. Still a beautiful park and building that cost nothing to visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I live across the street and so I can enjoy the Century Old Conservatory with each season change when the plants are replaced. Christmas is a wonderland and a FREE must see feature. Even horse and buggy ride outside. This venue is not well publicises and most tourists have no idea it exists. Jump on and Jump off tour busses... More

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Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
50 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I spent a couple of hours taking pictures of the flowers and plants in the conservatory. The conservatory is centrally located and feels like an oasis in the city. A great place to relax and get away from the busy Toronto life!

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San Francisco, California
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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our hotel was adjacent to Allan Gardens. The conservatory is free to the public and well-tended. The park seems to attract what I would call street people but it didn't feel unsafe and there wasn't anyone panhandling or anything. It's sort of a "peoples" park. I'm not sure I understand the history of the park or the conservatory. I was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great first date material or for a stroll in a park like setting, especially during the drab winter months...very uplifting...

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A long standing fixture in Toronto. Plants are exceptional. Beautifully maintain. Christmas is made very festive.

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