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The green roof

The green roof on the Dembroski Centre for Horticulture is over 2,400 square feet and acts as a shallow planter. The soil and plant roots…

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Terraced Garden

This sculptural garden forms a buffer zone between the parking lot and the gardens.  Its underlying structure is built of waste from the original construction…

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Nature’s Garden

This garden recreates two distinct habitats that form part of Toronto’s native plant heritage. The western area rests on part of the Wilket Creek ravine…

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Floral Hall Courtyard

The privacy of this courtyard is preserved by a water feature wall, natural stone and espaliered fruit trees. Fragrant shrubs and white-flowering perennials make this elegant…

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Arrival Courtyard

Dutch plantsman and nurseryman, Piet Oudolf,and local Toronto Landscape Architect, Martin Wade,collaborated on the design of the Arrival Courtyard. Bold and contemporary, geometric lines of…

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Garden Etiquette

For everyone’s enjoyment of the gardens, your safety, the comfort of others and the protection of the gardens: PLEASE… Stay on the designated paths and…

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Woodland Walk and Bird Habitat

Still under development, this garden located at the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street, is highly visible from the street and announces the presence…

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Spiral Mound

The spiral pathway winds its way to the viewing platform at the top of the Spiral Mound. Situated three metres above the ground, the mound…