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Allan Gardens Conservatory

19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #20 of 334 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I ride by the Allan's Gardens Conservatory each day on the 506 and have always wanted to stop in. With it's old world charm, the outside is as pretty as the inside. We popped in for a little explore this weekend - what a nice way to spend a chilly afternoon. The flowers and trees and shrubs are gorgeous and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

what a great little gem to find tucked away in one of the many local nooks and niches through out the city... and the flowers and plants are lovely too!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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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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144 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
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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
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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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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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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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