The ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS are located roughly 40 miles southwest of TORONTO midway between BURLINGTON and HAMILTON (GTHA). A National Historic Site, the gardens cover 2,400 acres with 27 kilometres of walking trails.
The RBG is home to more than 50 at-risk species, and it’s a major stop-over point for thousands of migrating birds.
TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN, 777 Lawrence Avenue East at Leslie, is one of Canada’s finest urban gardens. It’s compact, somewhat hilly but easily walkable. Accessible by public transit, bicycle and automobile, the Toronto Botanical Garden, Edwards Gardens and Wilket Creek Park lead from one into the other. And it’s all FREE, including the parking.
EDWARDS GARDENS, 775 Lawrence Avenue East, is a former private estate, featuring an extensive rockery, rhododendrons and wildflowers bordering Wilket Creek Valley, with perennials, roses, an arboretum and a Teaching Garden on its uplands. And Wilket Creek Park is part of our city’s crisscrossing ravine system, with several kilometres of paved bike trails.
From the EGLINTON SUBWAY STATION take Bus #54 Lawrence Avenue East, or Bus #51 Leslie East. http://www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca