Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto: Hours, Address, Allan Gardens Conservatory Reviews: 4.5/5

Allan Gardens Conservatory
4.5
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a beautiful glass-domed Victorian structure.
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Neighborhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • College • 9 min walk
  • Dundas • 10 min walk
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Mike C
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Disappointing!!!!!!
Sep 2021
Dear Sir/ Madam: How hard is it to provide appropriate directions to your temporary entrance? One walks entire back area that normal entrance sign instructs temporary entrance now located and yet there is no entrance. Only entrance is for employees and construction but none for tax paying or anxious persons who what to see and experience the Conservatory.

You think you could but up some signs that reflect where entrance is located!!!!!!

Disappointing!!!!!
Written September 28, 2021
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Safi and Fariaa Adventures
Ottawa, Canada760 contributions
A visual delight at every turn
Apr 2020
An absolutely beautiful place to stroll. A lot of gorgeous flowers. We had the pleasure of going here in March 2020, just before the Covid pandemic lockdown.
Written March 10, 2021
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to_travel_is_my_life
Trenton, Canada170 contributions
Oasis in Downtown Toronto
Feb 2020
I didn't know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised! We spent 30-60 minutes exploring the 5 themed areas: cactus, palms, etc. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The Conservatory is quiet and peaceful, with few visitors. We took pictures of neat plants and lovely displays. I highly recommend visiting the Conservatory if you're in the area!
Written March 1, 2020
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StephanToronto
Toronto780 contributions
Dangerous at night
Dec 2019
The garden itself is good but the park and area is not safe at night. Sketchy people and drug addicts. Avoid at all cost.
Written February 18, 2020
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Anne S
10 contributions
Christmas Allan Gardens visit
Jan 2020
My first trip to Allan Gardens & I don't know why I waited so long. It's an easy drive in from Oshawa. Parking meant circling the block a couple of times to find street parking. But beautifully decorated for the Christmas season it was a delight on a gloomy Saturday. The poinsettias & cyclamen were bright & seasonal. Lots of cacti & succulents & bulbs added to the colour. I will certainly be returning for the other seasonal displays as they change through the year. It isn't large but it also wasn't overly crowded. I did notice signs for children's workshops which would be interesting for a family group.
Written February 17, 2020
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IOSHAf
5 contributions
Tropical garden in the midst of winter-cold Toronto
Feb 2020
This is one of the oldest gardens of the city, open year-round, and totally free. In contrast with the gloom outside, Allan Gardens offers the greenest sight right behind doors, along with a vast array of flowers and decorations. There are orchids, morning glories, peace lilies, a guava, bananas, areca trees, etc. This is a hidden gem with very few tourists, so one can enjoy an utmost tranquility while reading a book on one of the benches, surrounded by trees.
Written February 16, 2020
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margara7
Toronto, Canada87 contributions
A Garden to Visit Even During the Winter
Feb 2020
Getting to the Allan Gardens is very easy by using public transportation. It's open all year round and is free.

This indoor botanical garden is definitely an oasis in the city. It features six greenhouses: two tropical houses, the cool temperate house, the palm house, the tropical landscape house and the arid house.

There are lots of different types of plants to enjoy. My favourite things were the orchids, the cacti and succulents and the turtles I saw on a little pond.

Allan Gardens Conservatory is not a huge place, so you could easily spend half an hour there.
Written February 16, 2020
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AntyJ
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
A Calm Oasis in the City (and it's free!)
Dec 2019
If you have a little time on your hands and enjoy flowers and plants, head over to Allan Gardens. It's close to the College Street subway stop, so it's easy to get to. It's a calm oasis at any time of the year. The flowers/plants on display change throughout the year, and it's located in a lovely old glass conservatory. Take your time strolling through the various exhibits, and if you enjoy photography you will have fun snapping pics of the familiar and exotic plants and flowers. Best of all, it's free! And kid friendly (as long as you keep an eye on them and don't let them touch or pick the flowers).
Written February 1, 2020
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barbabelle00
Toronto, Canada157 contributions
A secret escape in the concrete jungle
Nov 2019
When you step in the doors, you are transported out of the busy city into a little piece of flowery heaven.
Different sections of environment type have many varieties of beautiful plants. A wonderful little escape.
Written January 27, 2020
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Grimsbybud
Grimsby, Canada304 contributions
More than a Century old, this is a treasure
Dec 2019
Established in 1858, Allan Gardens id a treasure. Walk into the greenhouses, under the "conservatory dome" and treat yourself to a wonderful display of the plants of the world and seawall showings.

By donation only, by City Order in 1858, this should be a must for anyone who wants a relaxing feel hours away from the hubbub of the City.
Written January 4, 2020
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