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“Lovely free stroll in the midst of the city”
Review of Edwards Gardens

Edwards Gardens
Ranked #20 of 522 things to do in Toronto
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Owner description: Garden enthusiasts will enjoy a stroll through this manicured landscape.
Reviewed May 26, 2013

An urban garden with themes in the midst of the larger Toronto Botanic Garden. Loved the succulent wall, blooming rhododendrons and the redbud trees.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

use to be a place for weddings walks and bikerides .. the City has let this fall by the wayside .. very sad .. flowers are dead or no existent, trails need an update. Sad to see.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

These gardens are, for me, the most attractive in the city. They are a wonderful resource for those living in the North East segment of Toronto. Not all those in the neighbourhood need to avail themselves of its facilities, as it abuts the Post Road and Bridle path areas where a high proportion of Ontario's multi-millionaires have gigantic homes in acres of well concealed gardens, and expensive cottages that they can fly to by private plane on week-ends. But the plebians love the place. They flock to it in the summer months, and it is a favourite background for wedding photos and other celluloid ( nowadays, of course, "digital") celebrations. Facilities for families are good enough but not remarkable (picnics, and that sort of thing), There are no tawdry areas where kids can be entertained, because flowers, trees and plants are what this park is all about: it is after all the Toronto Botanical Gardens, and millions of dollars are spent on its replanting and upkeep. It is situated in a ribbon-like ravine formed by Wilkett Creek, a tributary of the Don River, providing plenty of water for pools and small waterfalls, and a pleasant waterside embankment for walking that continues for several kilometers southwards into a string of adjacent parks, almost to the very edge of the business district. It is a haven for cyclists, and gives Toronto's taxpayers good value. But whether visitors would get much out of it is debatable. It is hard to get to by public transit.. It pales by comparison with London's Hyde Park, Regent Park, or Kensington Gardens, or the Big Apple's Central Park. Pleasant though it is, there is nothing unique by which to recommend it to holidaymakers from elsewhere. The Islands will offer them many more attractions with less inconvenience, apart from the discomfort of the ferry ride, and they are part of Toronto's special brand of charm, in so far as it has any.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We are happy we chose to walk in the Edwards Gardens if we were only a bit luckier with the weather. It was pretty cold and a bit foggy but we loved it. We admired nature; some of the paths were extremely nice though a bit rough. Ideal place to get warm in the cold weather of Toronto. If a nature friend do enjoy a walk in the beautiful grounds.

1  Thank DJCherouvim
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Either fall watch the trees in different colors or the Cherry Blossoms a great place to experience it.
its not far from center of town and not too big to swallow

1  Thank ChanyD
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