Location: 19 Horticultural Ave., Toronto (off of Gerrard Street East between Jarvis Street and Sherbourne Street)
Allan Gardens Conservatory is a beautiful gem within the city. I recently went there for the first time expecting it to be small but I was wrong. When you first walk in the dome-shaped greenhouse there is an abundance of exotic plants and light shining through the glass from every angle imaginable. There is a little bench in the centre where you can look up at the dome, which doubles as a great photo opportunity.
To be honest, I thought the dome-shaped room was it. I wasn’t expecting it to get much bigger than a few more sections but each room had another doorway leading to more flowers of different kinds. Although, a couple of sections were blocked off due to maintenance.
My favourite section featured cacti in unique shapes and sizes. One section had a small pond with fish which was surrounded by colourful plants and flowers. I even noticed a couple of people that entered the conservatory to sketch the scenery.
Whether you’re taking pictures, going on a date, or wanting to see some greenery within the city, this place would make for the perfect afternoon.