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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: 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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Free, Well-Maintained, Great for a Stroll with Parents or Grandparents

2 hours was barely enough time to see everything, but I'm a gardener and spend longer than most looking at individual specimens. If you are interested in this kind of thing they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Natasha G
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Madeira Park, Canada
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Madeira Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

2 hours was barely enough time to see everything, but I'm a gardener and spend longer than most looking at individual specimens. If you are interested in this kind of thing they have the cactus that produces "dragon fruit", plus many other terrific and mature cacti. Strolling multi-generational families obviously enjoy this place for good reason. Lots of opportunities for... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here at Christmas to see the pointsetta displays but there was so much more to see, take in and experience. we did find a very small parking lat at the back and it being a weekend it was empty,, I think it is for staff bit was free for us on the weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably best in the spring or fall as the conservatory is quite hot. It's easy to navigate and there are lots of plants to look at. Visit often because the varying plants have different blooming periods throughout the year! Absolutely recommend if you are in the area.

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St. John's, Antigua
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to visit Allan gardens on my 20's when I lived in the city. On a visit back I was excited to go back, but as dissapointed to see the area immediately surrounding the conservatory unkept, and scruffy looking. The gardens inside are still beautiful, but these doesn't seem to be any improvements in the 20 years since I... More 

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Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it is not in best shape (some renovation is needed) it is free entrance and I do recommend it

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great for small kids and families. The conservatory is free ( look for the turtles!) and the playground nearby was recently rebuilt. The park itself has some vaguely shady looking folk but trust me they really won't bother you.

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Thank Tania M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I work right around the corner from Allan Gardens and visit it often. It's open hours are slightly limiting, but it's worth taking the time to go. The staff do an amazing job and are both friendly and knowledgeable. I love how they're constantly changing things up. Each time I visit something is different. It's also definitely a morale boost... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These well preserved and thriving plants, the cool interior and vibrant colours and variety of plants to see. Fabulous !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allan Gardens is a hidden gem in the heart of T.O. I love it. The conservatory has a wide variety of flora, both local and tropical. A wonderful place to relax, contemplate quietly and appreciate the world. The surrounding park is well treed, suitable for a picnic lunch. In the winter, the warm, humid atmosphere in the conservatory is welcome... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Beautiful old Victorian botanical greenhouses. Large & extensive, with several different types of biomes such as tropical and desert climes represented. Plants all look lush, healthy, and many flowering this time of season. Well kept and labeled specimens -- great big jade plants, aloes, and clivia were cool to see and astonishing to what size they can achieve. Loved the... More 

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