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Toronto Botanical Garden

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Canada - Ontario - Toronto

Institution Code: GCL

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Toronto Botanical Garden

Designed to educate and inspire, the Toronto Botanical Garden offers an array of 12 award-winning themed gardens spanning nearly four acres. You'll also find a complete range of innovative indoor and outdoor learning experiences for all ages including programs, garden tours, nature day camps, field trips and an extensive horticultural library. The LEED Silver Certified Building with its energy-efficient sloping green roof showcases environmental sustainability and architectural beauty. Two large event halls flow into open-air courtyards and are ideally suited for weddings and corporate events. Don't forget to visit the garden shop or seasonal café before you leave! Admission is free.

Main Address:
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Ontario M3C 1P2 Canada

Telephone: (416) 397-1340
Fax: (416) 397-1354
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture
    Curator's Name: Sandra Pella, Head Gardener
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Toni Vella, Taxonomist
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1958
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 43.734385
    Longitude: -79.358154
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Volunteers: 350

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Sustainability: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes