Allan Gardens

Location: 19 Horticultural Ave., Toronto  (off of Gerrard Street East between Jarvis Street and Sherbourne Street)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




  1. goatee moustache · May 5, 2016

    How wonderful of a visit that you went on very cool job photography you did – from switzerland

  2. Zia T · May 6, 2016

    Glad to read that my beauty wrote about appreciating the beauty that nature provides. Sometimes we have to stop and smell the roses.🌹 Well written and photographed.

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