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Through the Garden Gate: Swansea

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This annual tour will highlight beautiful private gardens in the west-end Toronto neighbourhood of Swansea, which has properties bordering Grenadier Pond,  and the Humber River. The area is known for beautiful architecture, vibrant shopping and dining in Bloor West Village and some pretty amazing gardeners! This urban neighbourhood is blessed with an abundance of parkland including the magnificent High Park, where one can escape the hustle and bustle of big-city living.

Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, 2024
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Garden-goers will have the opportunity to visit more than 25 residential gardens, of varying sizes and themes. The self-guided format enables participants to discover the gardens at their own pace following a map and guide that contains descriptions of each featured garden. There is something new to discover and inspire behind every gate. A complimentary shuttle bus service is available for participants to “hop on and hop off” along the route, which is also very walkable. Garden seekers will also have a chance to ask questions and learn something too! Knowledgeable Toronto Master Gardeners will be stationed in each garden and will be happy to answer plant and garden design questions. This outdoor event can be enjoyed solo or with family and friends, strolling along the tree-lined streets, while skipping in and out of gardens. Come early or linger after the tour to shop or dine at one of the local restaurants in Bloor West Village. Your ticket (wristband) gives you access to:

  • Beautiful private gardens
  • “Hop on, hop off” complimentary shuttle buses which roam the garden route
  • Garden guide and map with descriptions of each garden as well as a comprehensive digital guide to making the most of your tour experience which includes the history of the area, full descriptions of the featured gardens, insider and neighbourhood tips, and more.

TICKETS

One-Day Pass, Public $45, TBG Member $40
Two-Day Pass, Public $70, TBG Member $65
Student/Child Pass, $25

  • Online Advance Sales. Ticket sales are available online before the tour through our website and Eventbrite. Wristbands and maps may be picked up at the Toronto Botanical Garden two weeks in advance of the tour. You will be notified by email when they are available.
  • In-Person Sales. Available two weeks before the tour at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Tickets will also be available for purchase at tour headquarters on the weekend of the event.

The tour takes place rain or shine. Please dress for the weather. Tickets will be available for purchase in the spring of 2024.
Tour Headquarters, located at Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto, ON will be open on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

PREVIOUS MEDIA COVERAGE

NEIGHBOURHOODS THIS ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR HAS VISITED

    • 2024 – Swansea
    • 2023 – Riverdale
    • 2022 – Wychwood
    • 2021 – Postponed due to COVID-19
    • 2020 – Postponed due to COVID-19
    • 2019 – The Beach (photo gallery)
    • 2018 – Windfields Estate  ( photo gallery)
    • 2017 – Rosedale North
    • 2016 – The Kingsway (photo gallery)
    • 2015 – Lawrence Park (photo gallery)
    • 2014 – Hogg’s Hollow (photo gallery)
    • 2013 – Forest Hill (photo gallery)
    • 2012 – Rosedale (photo gallery)
    • 2011 – Swansea Village (photo gallery)
    • 2010 – The Beach
    • 2009 – Beyond the Bridle Path
    • 2008 – Riverdale
    • 2007 – Wychwood Park and Davenport Ridge
    • 2006 – Toronto Islands
    • 2005 – Rosedale East
    • 2004 – Rosedale
    • 2003 – The Kingsway and Sunnylea
    • 2002 – Lawrence Park
    • 2001 – Bennington Heights & Moore Park
    • 2000 – Rosedale
    • 1999 – Grenadier Pond
    • 1998 – Hogg’s Hollow
    • 1997 – Spadina, Casa Loma & Davenport Hill
    • 1996 – Riverview Drive, Teddington Park & Mason Blvd.
    • 1995 – Shades of the Humber (Baby Point)
    • 1994 – A Sunset tour of Arjay Crescent
    • 1993 – Rosedale & Forest Hill
    • 1992 – Lawrence Park
    • 1991 – Hogg’s Hollow
    • 1990 – Forest Hill & Belmont Street
    • 1989 – Downtown Toronto Private Gardens
    • 1988 – Downtown Toronto Private Gardens

 

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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