Through the Garden Gate 2012

Through the Garden Gate: Resplendent Rosedale

25th Anniversary Tour

“Unquestionably the crème de la crème of garden tours — classy, elegant, well organized, full of useful information about plants worth growing.”  — Sonia Day, Toronto Star columnist

For its 25th anniversary, the tour returns to its most popular and prestigious neighbourhood of Rosedale, showcasing 21 glamorous private gardens.

BONUS! A Gardens by Design special edition magazine highlighting 25 years of garden trends, along with the annual garden guide, your exclusive insider’s guide to the tour, will be included with your ticket.

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (sold out!)
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (sold out!)

One-day Pass: Public $40; TBG Members $35
Two-day Pass: Public $52.50; TBG Members $47.50
plus applicable taxes

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  • lisa

    hi there… maybe i just don’t see it, but i can’t find the DATE of this event.

    • Toronto Botanical Garden

      Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2012
      11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    • Anonymous

      June 9th and June 10th

  • Jim Willis

    Is there the bus to take you from garden to garden from the school parking lot?

    • Toronto Botanical Garden

      yes there is. It picks you up at the closest subway stop as well as tour headquarters and you can hop on and off as you enjoy the gardens at your own pace. It makes getting around to all the gardens so easy!

    • trish

      Yes there is a shuttle.

  • Cathy

    How crowded are the tours? Is there a limited number of tickets sold?

    • Toronto Botanical Garden

      There are a limited number of tickets sold for the tour as these are private gardens and we are very appreciative and respectful of the owners property. We often sell out, so it is best to buy your tickets early. There is a very nice pace to the tour, and I have never found it to be crowded as there are so many gardens spread out over the designated neighbourhood. I highly recommend this tour. Many people make this an annual outing for themselves and their friends.

    • Communications Department

      Yes, there are a limited number of tickets sold to ensure participants enjoyment of the gardens.

  • kristina

    how many tickets are being sold?

    • Communication Department

      The TBG is very appreciative of the homeowners opening their gardens and restricts the number of tickets each year, based on the size and location of the gardens. We hope you’ll join us on the tour, you’ll be able to enjoy the gardens at your own pace without fear of crowds.

  • Ed

    on the two day pass, are there different gardens on each day?

    • Uli

      The same gardens are on both days but because there are so many to see, some want to take the extra day so that none are missed if they can’t do them all.

  • Ethomas

    is there any place along the way or in the area close-by to stop for refreshments or light lunch
    are the homes fairly close to each other or do you need to take the shuttle
    is it feasible to cover all the gardens in a 1-day pass or is that pushing it

    • Receptionist

      The gardens are grouped in 2 main sections, and you will definitely want to take the shuttle bus to get from one to the other.
      Food stations plus ice cream carts and water bottle fillup along the route.
      You can cover all the gardens in a day pass but if you want to take more time
      at each garden then a 2-day pass is good

  • Andrew Turner

    Can I bring my 8 year old with me on my ticket?

  • JUDY

    I’m coming in from out of town and am wondering if there is sufficient parking at Rosedale Public School to park my vehicle for the day and take the shuttle bus for the garden tour. If parking is not available at the school, where is alternative parking available close by.

    • Receptionist

      The parking in the area of the Public School is limited. And so is the parking on the street. We recommend you take TTC, which is the young subway to Rosedale station, and there will be a shuittlebus there for the headquaters

  • Helen

    Coming south on DVP
    Where is the best p,ace to park?

    • Receptionist

      The parking in the area of the Public School is limited. And so is the parking on the street. We recommend you take TTC, which is the young subway to Rosedale station, and there will be a shuittlebus there for the headquaters

  • Kayee

    Can the tickets be used by different people on different days and is there a charge for children?

  • Andrew Turner

    Just called to find out that children 12 and under are free and they must be with you at all times.

  • Linda

    How does the shuttle service work… how often does it run and where do we get on – Rosedale School? Very few details here…. anybody know?

  • Patmol102

    I will be picking up my ticket and wristband at the headquarters on Sunday. Will I still be able to use the shuttle from Rosedale subway station if I show my proof of registration?

  • Amillwar

    I purchased my tickets on line.Therefore I do not have any proof of registration.Can I still get on the shuttle bus at the Rosedale subway station in order to pick up my tickets and wristband at school headquarters?

  • Josi

    Gardens on the tour was fabulous however, garden guides and free design magazines were gone by noon on Sunday so despite buying tickets in advance, neither were available. You should consider posting the garden guide electronically as a pdf and providing a follow-up mechanism to make up for the shortage of items advertised as part of the package.