Spring has sprung! Winter has left and as we move into the new season why not embrace all the wonderful things that come with it? In Toronto, there are many public gardens to enjoy all over the city – the perfect way to spend a spring day. Here are 10 public gardens to check out in Toronto.

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Casa Loma Estate Gardens

The Casa Loma Estate Gardens are included with admission to Casa Loma and feature a vibrant display of spring wildflowers and ever-changing displays of annuals.

Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Edwards Gardens (Toronto Botanical Gardens) 

Stunning perennials, roses, drifts of wildflowers, a collection of rhododendrons and more can be found in this public garden near Lawrence Ave E & Blaine Dr.

Where: Edwards Gardens, 755 Lawrence Ave E

St. James Park


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Located on King St E you’ll find St. James Park and some beautiful gardens to explore.

This park features a series of formal gardens and a grand gazebo to relax at and take in the spring blooms!

Where: St. James Park, 120 King St E

Rosetta McClain Gardens

Rosetta McClain Gardens is located near the Scarborough Bluffs! Here you can find special braille signage, raised planters, rose gardens and a rock fountain surrounded by a pergola.

According to the City of Toronto, “It is a haven for flower connoisseurs, bird and butterfly watchers.”

Where: Rosetta McClain Gardens, 5 Glen Everest Rd

Toronto Music Garden

This garden along Toronto’s Harbourfront is the perfect place for a stroll.

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

Where: Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W

James Gardens

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

This stunning spot is known for its “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 has a handful of spots to check out flowers, plants and trees including Hillside Gardens.

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 patriotic song ‘The Maple Leaf Forever’ in 1867!

If you check out the gardens here you’ll notice that the maple leaf appears throughout the gardens in “various decorative and natural forms.”

The gardens are also the western gateway to a trail that leads to Sunnybrook Park.

Where: Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens, 2901 Yonge St

Kew Gardens

From rose gardens and rock gardens to 14,000 trees, Kew Gardens is a must-stop if you’re looking to take in the sights and sounds of spring.

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 feature a series of lush traditional gardens with scenic woods and vistas!

The beautiful views have made the park within the property a popular spot for wedding photography, too.

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

Enjoy a spring day at any of these public gardens, Toronto!