Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Toronto Botanical Garden’s 30th annual Through the Garden Gate is one of Canada’s largest private garden tours. 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.
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.
THE GARDENS ON LAST YEAR’S TOUR
MEDIA COVERAGE FOR THE 2016 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