Toronto Botanical Garden offers an array of award-winning themed gardens spanning nearly four acres, designed to educate and inspire adjacent to Wilket Creek, Don Valley Ravine and Edwards Gardens. We offer a complete range of innovative indoor, outdoor and online learning experiences for all ages and maintain Canada’s largest private horticultural library. Our LEED Silver Certified Building with an energy-efficient sloping green roof and ecologically conscious design includes indoor/outdoor event and learning spaces, a garden shop and seasonal café.
Botanical gardens play an increasingly important role in the 21st century: they are public institutions best positioned to provide knowledge and understanding of the world of plants and the importance of plants and healthy ecosystems to all other life on earth. Toronto Botanical Garden is embarking on an exciting capital expansion which will expand its gardens, education and conservation efforts across a 35-acreage footprint that will welcome over 1 million visitors a year.
We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg (a-NEESH-na-beg), the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee (ho-dee-no-SHAW-nee) and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
TBG by the Numbers
- More than 2,000 households hold Toronto Botanical Garden annual memberships
- Approximately 542 donors support the TBG annually
- Over 500 volunteers contributed over 13,000 hours of volunteer work
- Approximately 250,000 people visited the garden each year
- 4,527 plants, represent 2,610 taxa (species and cultivars) from 116 plant families
- Over 5,000 children participated annually in March break and summer camps, school visits and other family events
- Over 2,000 adults participated annually in almost 100 courses, workshops, and lectures
- Over 5,000 people used the Weston Family Library
- Over 500 people participated in free guided tours at TBG and the Music Garden and 120 people enjoyed guided tours of Wilket Creek Ravine
- Eight free virtual concerts from the gardens were generously supported by The Edwards Charitable Foundation
- New revenue was achieved through the initiation of Paid Parking in our adjacent parking lot.
- Almost 200 clients hold close to 500 events at the TBG each year including wedding receptions, film crew lunches, corporate and horticultural meetings, plant sales, and more. Revenue generated from facility sales is a significant contributor to TBG’s operating budget.
For more information, click here for our Annual Report.