Don’t miss our Garden Tour in Riverdale on June 11 & 12

Toronto – We are thrilled to release the location of this year’s  Through the Garden Gate, an annual tour of private gardens organized by the Toronto Botanical Garden. This garden tour moves to a different Toronto neighbourhood each year. This June the beautiful private gardens in the east-end Toronto neighbourhood of Riverdale will be featured. This vibrant urban enclave is known for its diverse community, abundant dining choices, quaint Victorian homes, and some pretty amazing gardeners! Riverdale is also blessed with an abundance of parkland where one can escape the hustle and bustle of big-city living. Riverdale Park is one of the largest green spaces in the city. Its steep hill has a spectacular view of the city and is a favourite location for sunset picnics. Withrow Park is a central hub and meeting place with a popular Saturday farmers market.

The event will take place over two days, June 10 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can purchase one or two-day passes online ($40 and up), which grants access garden-goers the opportunity to visit 15 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 inspiration 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. Back by popular demand will be live music in select gardens to enhance the fun and enjoyment of connecting with nature. 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 is an outdoor event that can be enjoyed solo or with family and friends, strolling along the tree-lined streets, while skipping in and out of gardens. Come early to visit Withrow Farmers Market on Saturday or linger after the tour to shop or dine at one of the local restaurants in the Danforth Village.

Early registration is encouraged as tickets are limited. All proceeds from the event will support the Garden, its horticultural initiatives and learning programs.

For more information about Through the Garden Gate: Riverdale, including ticket sales, photo galleries and event updates, please visit Stay connected with Through the Garden Gate on Instagram (@TBG_Canada) and Facebook to receive the latest news and updates.

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Jenny Rhodenizer, Director of Marketing and Audience Engagement