One of the best parts about summer is all the vibrance that comes with it including beautiful blooms! In Toronto, there are many public gardens to enjoy and stroll through all over the city. Here are 10 public gardens to check out in Toronto this summer.

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Casa Loma Estate Gardens


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The Casa Loma Estate Gardens are included with admission to Casa Loma!

The garden features a stunning display of wildflowers and ever-changing displays of annuals.

Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Edwards Gardens (Toronto Botanical Gardens) 

According to the City of Toronto, the Edwards Gardens has “perennials and roses on the uplands and wildflowers, rhododendrons and an extensive rockery in the valley.”

Where: Edwards Gardens, 755 Lawrence Ave E

St. James Park

St. James Park is located around the St. Lawrence Market area along King St East.

The gardens are vast and span around the park with a grand gazebo to relax at in the middle of it all.

Where: St. James Park, 120 King St E

Rosetta McClain Gardens

You can find Rosetta McClain Gardens near the Scarborough Bluffs.

This public garden has raised planters, rose gardens and a rock fountain surrounded by a pergola.

Where: Rosetta McClain Gardens, 5 Glen Everest Rd

Toronto Music Garden

This garden is along Toronto’s Harbourfront and is a great place to stroll on a warm summer day.

The park design is inspired by “Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello” and is surrounded by beautiful seasonal flowers, trees and other plants.

Where: Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W

James Gardens

James Gardens is a gorgeous former estate along the west bank of the Humber River.

If you pay a visit you’ll find “flower gardens, terraced stone pathways beside sparkling spring-fed pools and streams, and mature trees.”

Where: James Gardens, 99 Edenbridge Dr

Hillside Gardens 

High Park is one of the best places in the city to take a summer walk to see flowers, plants and trees.

Hillside Gardens is one of the park’s most frequented spots.

According to High Park, “These beautiful and elaborate gardens on the west side of the park have been attracting gardening enthusiasts and amateur photographers since the 1950s.”

Where: Inside High Park, 1873 Bloor St W

Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens

These formal gardens are named after the famed composer Alexander Muir, who wrote the well-known song ‘The Maple Leaf Forever’ in 1867.

Among the blooms here you’ll notice that the maple leaf appears throughout “various decorative and natural forms.”

Where: Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens, 2901 Yonge St

Kew Gardens

14,000 trees call Kew Gardens home!

This is a must-stop if you’re looking to take in the sights and sounds of summer and there are plenty of flowers and other plants to check out, too.

You’ll have to book tickets to visit Kew Gardens and can do so here.

Where: Kew Gardens, 2075 Queen St E

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre and Gardens

Cedar Ridge’s surrounding grounds have a series of lush traditional gardens with “scenic woods and vistas”.

The views are so nice that the park within the property is commonly used for wedding photography, too.

Where: Cedar Ridge Creative Centre and Gardens, 225 Confederation Dr

Enjoy your stroll around here public gardens, Toronto!