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Allan Gardens Conservatory

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Address: 19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-392-7259
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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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if you love botany a great place

area is kind of shady ; so go with a friend and avoid panhandlers a forgotten gem really for plant lovers good photos

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

area is kind of shady ; so go with a friend and avoid panhandlers a forgotten gem really for plant lovers good photos

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Unionville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The variety of the plan is amazing. Depending on the season that you visit Allen gardens, the plant will be different in colors or forms. The admission price is amazing for what you get... it's FREE. I love the little pond with the turtles, and the gold fish.

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Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the different vegetation which are on display and there are so many amazing vegetation to view. Simply beautiful

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place! It's a beautiful conservatory in the middle of the city! It's very well maintained! You can visit with any type of weather. For the kids, they have horses and swans in flowers, as well as real-life turtles!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A number of rooms with varied vegetation awaits. Desert, rainforest and local. Very beautifully kept facility. Free parking in the back while you visit.

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Thank DB1988
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely venue to take a stroll in summer or winter. Plants are so varied and interesting. Visit in December in the cactus room...stunning show of flowers. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Conservatory yesterday with my Library Ladies book club friends. It was the last day of the Chrysanthemum Festival. So beautiful and excellent employees with real experience they are willing to share. A class of 12-year olds was being taken through while we were there. I usually visit about 4 times a year, my next will be for their... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I don't suppose many people know about this little conservatory. It's sort of in the middle of no where but really lovely inside. Humid and full of plant life, I saw a couple of people reading and just relaxing. We took a nice walk throughout for about 20 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

I visited Allan Gardens on an overcast day. It took a while to find the entrance but it was worth persisting as the gardens were lovely. It just so happened to be Chrysanthemum time and while these are not my favourite flowers by any means the display was superb and I really enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Good thing first: its for free, centrally located Good amount of flora, does not take too long to pass through, nice old conservatory! Negative: lots of homeless people hanging out in the park in the summer months around Allan Gardens.

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