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 and beauty of the gardens that lie beyond. In 2009, the staff of the TBG and numerous volunteers and members of the industry came together to begin working on this exciting garden. The design combines a native woodland and prairie garden, providing a year-round habitat for birds and other wildlife. Many of the plants are native to the Canadian Carolinian Forest. The space is intended to be an evolving garden that will be planted over several years. It will have diverse and multiple missions: to be an outdoor classroom to educate, both passively and actively; to promote sustainability, conservation and biodiversity; and to showcase horticulture.
This garden was generously supported by City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Evergreen, Landscape Ontario, LEAF, LiveGreen, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation and by numerous other donors.