Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Toronto Botanical Garden’s 29th annual Through the Garden Gate is one of Canada’s largest private garden tours. This year 18 residential gardens in The Kingsway will open their gates to happy garden-lovers in one of Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods.
The Kingsway area was developed in the early 1900s by visionary Robert Home Smith. His lofty ideal was to establish an English style garden suburb of the highest integrity and beauty. His legacy can still be seen today through the Tudor or English style architecture, mature tree-lined streets and the beautifully designed residential gardens which wind along the Humber River.
This self-guided tour enables participants to discover the gardens at their own pace following a map and garden guide containing descriptions of the featured gardens. A complimentary shuttle bus service is available for participants to “hop on and hop off” along the route. Knowledgeable Toronto Master Gardeners will be at each garden to answer any questions about the plant materials and design features.
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, 32 Montgomery Road, Toronto
One-Day Pass: Public $45 / TBG Members $40
Two-Day Pass: Public $65 / TBG Members $60
Students $25 (With ID, One-Day Pass Only)
Tax included. Tickets are limited, advance purchase recommended.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact 416-397-1483.
Please note that Garden Guides in their new format will be available at Headquarters ONLY on the days of the event.
ONLINE TICKETS SALES END AT NOON ON FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH. TTGG TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT HEADQUARTERS ON BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY STARTING AT 10 AM.
HST is included in the ticket price. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable and are only valid for the date that was originally purchased. All sales are final.
TICKET OUTLETS (As of April 15, 2016)
Flox on Danforth | 541 Danforth Avenue | 416-461-1541
Kate’s Garden | 227 Main Street N, Unit 3, Markham | 905-554-8899
Plant World | 4000 Eglinton Avenue West | 416-241-9174 (cash only)
TBG Garden Shop | 777 Lawrence Avenue East | 416-397-1357
Sheridan Nurseries | 2827 Yonge Street, Toronto | 416-481-6429
Sheridan Nurseries | 606 Southdown Road, Mississauga | 905-822-0251
Sheridan Nurseries | 2069 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Mississauga | 905-624-3722
PETALS & PEDALS BIKE TOUR
Presented by Toronto Botanical Garden and Toronto Bicycle Tours
Instead of walking, join a small group of garden enthusiasts and pedal your way to our 18 beautiful private gardens accompanied by your very own Master Gardener on Wheels and Architectural expert.
$115/person + 13% taxes
Optional bike rental: $50 + 13% taxes
Duration: 5 hrs, includes picnic lunch. Level: Very Easy
SNEAK PEAK OF GARDENS ON THIS YEAR’S KINGSWAY TOUR
MEDIA COVERAGE FOR THIS YEAR’S TOUR
June 4, 2016 | Through the Garden Gate: The Kingsway by Helen Battersby
June 3, 2016 | Break out those walking shoes, garden tour season has started by Sonia Day
June 2, 2016 | TBG’s Through the Garden Gate Tour in the Kingsway by Cristina da Silva
May 26, 2016 | TTGG Botanical Buzz by Lorraine Hunter
May 25, 2016 | Sneak Peak of the TBG’s Through the Garden Gate: The Kingsway by Barbara’s Garden Chronicles
GASTRO GARDEN EXPERIENCE
Stop by Tour Headquarters for a restful pause from your garden touring or to enjoy light refreshments. Delicious options will be available, with more opportunities to buy snacks and refreshments en route with our partners Augie’s Gourmet Ice Pops, ChocoSol , En Ville and Vert Catering Pickle Cycle.
BRING YOUR NATIVE PLANT QUESTIONS
Curious about edible natives? Want to attract pollinators to your garden? Along with the Toronto Master Gardeners, this year we will have members of the North American Native Plant Society to answer your questions and suggest wonderful plant options.
MARK CULLEN, 2016 HONORARY CHAIR
“I believe that you will find inspiration to fuel your most ambitious gardening dreams.” declares garden guru Mark Cullen, 2016 Through the Garden Gate honorary chair. “Sharpen your senses, take your time and indulge in what I believe is the best public tour of private gardens anywhere.”
2016 PRESENTING SPONSORS