Flower Power: Great Toronto gardens

Spring is in the air! Flowers and trees are beginning to blossom, so take the kids to one of Toronto’s many glorious gardens for a run-around or a picnic.

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens conservatory is a beautiful building that houses a tropical garden, nestled in the heart of the city. No matter the time of year, a visit is like a breath of fresh air. Count the turtles in the fountain …. How many can your kids find?
19 Horticultural Ave, Toronto, (416) 392-2489

Toronto Botanical Gardens

Wend your way through 17 award winning themed gardens. Excite your children’s senses with a walk through the kitchen garden and herb gardens.
777 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, (416) 397-1340


High Park

New York has Central Park, and Toronto has High Park, a gloriously expansive green space in the city. Visit the playground, hike the trails, go for a swim in the public pool or visit the zoo. Take a quick trip to Roncesvalles Avenue and visit the trendy shops and cafes.
1873 Bloor St W., Toronto, (416) 338-0338


Franklin Children’s Garden – Toronto Island

Inspired by beloved Franklin the Turtle, this garden is designed for children. Kids can get hands on digging in the dirt, climb into the treehouse, learn about wetlands and more. Bring the kids’ swimsuits so they can take a run through the splash pad, located steps from Franklin’s Garden.
Centre Island, Toronto, (416) 203-2500


Image Credit: Toronto Botanical Garden and parkbench.com



Jen Farr

In my "previous life" I was a mental health professional...in my current life I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 beautifully adventurous kids. I share everything that lands on my kitchen counter over on my blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Swing by and learn how we are greening their lives; what we are crafting; what we are cooking and what we are reading. While you will often find the girls and I inside the kitchen, you will also find us out and about getting our hands dirty, exploring and learning outdoors.

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