We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
Phone Number: 416-392-7259
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 224 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A beautiful, peaceful spot right in the middle of the city!

Have been at Easter and at Christmas and both times were lovely. The smells in the Conservatory are unbelievable and it is so serene and relaxing. The employees do an incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Alex_Janique
,
Toronto, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

224 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have been at Easter and at Christmas and both times were lovely. The smells in the Conservatory are unbelievable and it is so serene and relaxing. The employees do an incredible job maintaining the different areas and they are so creative in making the themed displays. Around Christmas they stay open later and have lights throughout the flowers. Another great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of exotic plants inside the giant dome. There are bench inside to relax and also a nice view of the church tower by the exit. This is the only place that offers free parking and admission such a deal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
119 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

As we were on our way to stroll through Cabbagetown, we stopped into Allan Gardens. It was beautifully arranged, with several rooms with meandering lanes through the different plant groupings. This is very small, wouldn't take very long, and is free. If you are visiting Toronto, and have some time, this is a nice stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I recently stayed at the Chelsea Hotel and this conservatory was recommended to me by a fellow traveler. During the lunch break of the conference I walked down Gerrard Street and found the conservatory tucked behind a beautiful old church on the corner of Jarvis. People were using the park, and some of those people were clearly struggling but no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

While I may not consider this a must-see attraction of Toronto, it's a great free activity: a well-kept greenhouse of plant curiosities, beautifully arranged.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Beautiful treat for your soul. Open to public. Relaxing and colorful. Well maintained. Do recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Regensdorf, Switzerland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Although this historical glass house is not officially a botanical garden, if you are a traveler who seeks these sorts of horticultural venues, you will be enormously impressed. Allan Garden's Conservatory is extremely well tended by it's excellent staff. Free, open 365 days per year, close to transit and walking distance from the Eaton Centre, it's a must for visitors... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milford, P
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My wife and I visited here after going to the Toronto Botanical Gardens. It is much smaller but the buildings have a great collection of flowers and cacti.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This place is a little gem, in a not so great part of the town but so worth the visit. Open 365 days of the year and free entry, this beautiful display of plants and flowers was an oasis in the heart of a great big city. Don't be put off by others comments regarding its location. Sure there are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Allan Gardens Conservatory also viewed

 

Been to Allan Gardens Conservatory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Allan Gardens Conservatory

Address: Address: 19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
Phone Number: 416-392-7259
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Allan Gardens Conservatory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?