What to know before you go

The outdoor garden is open from dawn until dusk. It’s FREE for you to enjoy! To learn more about our seasonal hours of operation and what we’re doing to make your next visit safe, enriching, and uplifting, please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions.


What are the regular hours of operation?
  • Visitor Centre – Daily, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Garden Shop – Daily, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Weston Family Library – Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. |  Weekends, 12 to 4 p.m.
  • TBG Bloom Cafe – Reopening weekends, starting April 13, 2024 | Open Daily, May through October.
Are the gardens, ravines, and green spaces open?

Our gardens, Edwards Gardens, and the Don Valley Ravine remain open for you to enjoy from dawn until dusk. Admission is FREE! There are some path closures in Edwards Gardens/Wilket Creek due to ongoing construction and winter weather conditions.

Are the Washrooms Open?
  • Public washrooms in our Visitor Centre are open during regular business hours.
  • Onsite washrooms are also available in the adjacent Edwards Gardens. These washrooms are managed by the City of Toronto.  Open daily, May to October, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and November to April 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Is there shopping and/or dining available at the gardens?
  • The Garden Shop is open daily for in-person shopping and you can also shop online or in person.
  • The TBG Bloom Cafe is closed from November through March and will reopen at the end of April. During spring through fall, the cafe is open 7 days a week. Check the Cafe’s instagram (@tbgbloomcafe) for updates.
Are there educational programs offered at the garden? 
Is there a greenhouse or indoor gardens to visit?
  • No, we don’t have a greenhouse as all of our gardens are outdoors however our horticulture team has added new window boxes filled with interesting houseplants in our Visitor Centre. Our lobby landscape also includes additional seating for you to rest, relax and soak in the sun.
Is there parking available?

The parking lot adjacent to the gardens is open. Parking is $4 per hour with all proceeds supporting the Toronto Botanical Garden which is a registered charity. TBG members receive FREE parking. For more information on paid parking at TBG or if you’d like to become a member click here.

Are Dogs allowed at the Garden?

Edwards Garden is designated as a “City Park”. The following activities are not allowed in these gardens: Dogs or pets, bicycle riding, rollerblading, skateboarding, picnicking, sports activities, feeding wildlife, BBQ’s or fires, and picking flowers. As our gardens connect with these gardens we follow the same restrictions. Services animals are welcome in the Visitor Centre and Gardens.

What health and safety measures are in place?
  • Adher at all times to government-mandated health and safety protocols. The Toronto Botanical Garden is a mask-friendly environment and hand sanitizing stations are available.
  • Our new HVAC system with enhanced air-filtration and airflow throughout the Visitor Centre.
Have a Question?

We will continue to post updates on our website, but if you have a specific question please email us at info@torontobotanicalgarden.ca or leave a message at 416-397-1341. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.