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Allan Gardens Conservatory

Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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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Fabulous place to take pictures

We love going to the Allan Gardens greenhouse to take pictures of the flowers and enjoy the atmosphere when the weather is cool, and also in the summer

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We love going to the Allan Gardens greenhouse to take pictures of the flowers and enjoy the atmosphere when the weather is cool, and also in the summer

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We dropped in on a freezing Saturday to find a wedding in progress and significant crowds enjoying the plants. Its not huge and won't take you too long to walk through, but its an interesting diversion in the middle of downtown with a nice atmosphere.

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Saskatoon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Our visit to the Allan Gardens on a very cold February day was like stepping into heaven! The beauty of the plants and the lovely warm humid air restored our souls!

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Plant scents when I walked in the door took me back to better weather. The colourful paths, hanging wreaths donated by the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto and desert plantings all combined to give me that warm feeling.

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St.Catharines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The most beautiful place you can find in downtown Toronto and no one seems to know about it unless you take the time to inquire about it. Should be seen though out the seasons

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toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Anyone who has not visited Allan gardens lately should re-acquaint themselves with the serene florid experience it offers...for FREE! Nothing much has changed here over the years...and that's a good thing. beautiful tropical plants, aromatic and exotic flowers, sculpted succulents including many strange cacti from afar. This experience is impossible to discover anywhere else in Toronto...especially in winter when one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I am giving the Allan Gardens an excellent rating because it is a free conservatory in downtown Toronto that puts on a good garden showing and pleasing seasonal displays. It is not the biggest conservatory in the world, or the most exquisite, but it is such a pleasant respite from the cold and gray of a Toronto winter. Allan Gardens... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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