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, one of Canada’s largest private garden tours. On Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., over 20 residential gardens in The Kingsway will open their gates to happy garden-goers in one of Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods.
This self-guided tour allows 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.
One-Day Pass: Public $45 / TBG Members $40
Two-Day Pass: Public $60 / TBG Members $55
Students $25* (One-Day Pass Only) *students must show valid I.D., available for one-day pass only
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.
Below are preview pictures from some of the private gardens along the tour in 2015. Photo credit: Andre Tardif of SVP Media.
PETALS & PEDALS BIKE TOUR
Presented by Toronto Botanical Garden and Toronto Bicycle Tours
Hop on your bike (or use one of ours), and join us for an exclusive urban garden adventure. Pedal your way to the unique and beautiful private gardens in a small group accompanied by your own Master Gardener on Wheels and Architectural expert. From styles varying from urban chic to rustic oasis, you will have an opportunity to stroll through each garden while your guides recount the history of the area, highlight interesting plants and point out the unique design features. Midway through the tour, you’ll enjoy a posh picnic lunch ‘en plein air’ in a private tented area. At the end of the day, you’ll take home a gift bag full of gardening treats.
Duration: 5 hrs, includes picnic lunch. Level: Very Easy
SEE LAST YEAR’S TOUR
THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE: LAWRENCE PARK 2015
Video by Andre Tardif of SVP Media
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THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE 2015 VIDEO TEASERS
| MARK CULLEN, 2015 HONORARY CHAIR
“I believe that you will find inspiration to fuel your most ambitious gardening dreams.” declares garden guru Mark Cullen, 2015 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.”
|“Unquestionably the crème de la crème of garden tours—classy, elegant, well organized and full of useful information about plants worth growing.”
SONIA DAY, TORONTO STAR COLUMNIST
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For more information: 416-397-1483 / email@example.com
All proceeds from this event support Toronto Botanical Garden.
Previous neighbourhoods featured on Through the Garden Gate
2016 – The Kingsway
2015 – Lawrence Park
2014 — Hogg’s Hollow
2013 — Forest Hill and the Gardens of South Hill
2012 — Rosedale
2011 — Swansea Village
2010 — The Beach
2009 — Beyond the Bridle Path
2007 — Wychwood Park and Davenport Ridge
2006 — Toronto Islands
2005 — Rosedale East
2004 — Rosedale
2002 – Lawrence Park
VIDEO: Through the Garden Gate 2011 with Paul Zammit