Conservatories & Greenhouses

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens Conservatory is a major landmark and tourist attraction in downtown Toronto. Its historic, cast-iron and glass domed "Palm House" was built in 1910 and is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. A botanical gem in the heart of the city, Allan Gardens has a permanent collection of exotic plants and beautiful seasonal flower shows.

Hours of operation: 10 am - 5 pm, 365 days/year
Free admission, Wheel chair accessible

Old Picture of Allan Gardens Conservatory

History

Allan Gardens Conservatory is a historic landmark that lies in one of Toronto's oldest parks. The history and development of the gardens began with the donation of a five-acre parcel of land in 1858 by George Allan, a prominent local politician and cultural leader.

Allan Gardens Collection

Permanent Collection

Allan Gardens has six greenhouses with an area of over 16,000 square feet. These showcase a diverse and beautiful permanent collection of plants from around the world. Experience nature in a whole new way by getting to know palms, banana trees, orchids, jasmine, and gingers.

Allan Gardens Shows

Flower Shows

Seasonal flowers and beautiful annual flower shows for Spring, Easter, Summer, Fall and Christmas are a great way for people of all ages to experience and celebrate the seasons.

Image of a bee on a flower at Allan Gardens

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