Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Through the Garden Gate 2018: Toronto's Largest Tour of Private Gardens Explores 19 Gardens In Winfield Estate

This year Through the Garden Gate will explore 19 gardens in Windfields Estate (west of Leslie Street and North of Lawrence Avenue). The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG), which is right next door to this neighbourhood, will serve as this year's tour headquarters.

This self-guided tour invites participants to discover the gardens at their own pace following a map and garden guide that contains descriptions of each featured garden. A complimentary shuttle bus service is available for participants to “hop on and hop off” along the route.

Knowledgeable Toronto Master Gardeners will be stationed in each garden to answer questions about the plants and the design features. Each garden highlights interesting plants andgarden design lessons including:

• How to create a certified wildlife habitat
• What plants to use in a shade garden
• Ways to use colour to marry your house and garden
• How to deal with elevation changes or a sloping landscape
• How to create a dog-friendly garden
• What plants to choose plants for all-season bloom

Tour headquarters

The tour headquarters is located at the Toronto Botanical Garden (777 Lawrence Avenue East), at the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street. As well as visiting the 19 gardens on the tour, ticket holders can also enjoy a stroll through the beautiful display gardens,  do a little shopping at the Garden Shop and enjoy lunch at the TBG CafĂ©.

For a different way of experiencing the gardens, join this guided tour and pedal around the route accompanied by a Master Gardener on wheels. Snacks, picnic lunch and a glass of Biodynamic Bubbly is included. This group bike tour is conducted in partnership with Toronto Bicycle Tours and is suitable for beginner to advanced riders.
$99/person + taxes (Optional bike rental $50 + taxes)

One-Day Pass: Public $45 / TBG Members $40
Two-Day Pass: Public $65 / TBG Members $60
Students $25 (With ID, One-Day Pass Only)
Tax included. Tickets are limited, advance purchase recommended.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact 416-397-1341

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