Tag: Toronto Gardens

Enhanced Nature on Display

The Toronto Botanical Garden was the last stop of the 2015 Garden Bloggers Fling (and this is my last post on that trip).

Here Are Some Lovely Peonies to Take Your Mind Off of Donald Trump

I feel that right about now we all  need something calming and beautiful to look at. And back in early June there was a lot of beauty at the Oshawa Peony Garden outside Toronto.

Toronto’s Brick Works

An abandoned brick factory and clay pit in Toronto has been turned into a vibrant space for people and nature. As you may have guessed, we were there as part of the Garden Bloggers Fling back in June.

A Wildlife-Friendly Garden in Toronto

So here’s another garden we got to see during the Garden Bloggers Fling in Toronto. This was a small private garden in the Don Mills area. The owner had removed all the lawn in front and replaced it with a mix of small trees, shrubs, and perennials.

The Garden of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto

While in Toronto in June we got to see the new Aga Khan Museum, which had opened just the previous September. The museum is a showcase of Islamic art and culture from around the world.

An Elevated Toronto Garden

OK then, let’s visit another of the gardens included in the Toronto Garden Bloggers Fling. This one was located on a bluff near Lake Ontario, northeast of downtown.

A Secluded Shade Garden in Toronto

Here’s another garden we got to visit in the Forest Hill section of Toronto. Again, remember that this is early June.

A Verdant Toronto Garden

Now seems like a good time to revisit the wonderful Toronto Garden Bloggers Fling, held in early June.

The Green Roof at the Hugh Garner Housing Cooperative

After viewing the small private gardens of Cabbagetown, Garden Bloggers Fling participants were treated to a more elevated horticultural experience. Which is to say, we visited the green roof at the Hugh Garner Housing Cooperative. The Coop is a nine story building with 181 apartments. Not as charming as the surrounding red brick rowhouses, perhaps, …

A Marvelously Varied Patchwork of Plants

So let’s travel back in time to early June and the Garden Bloggers Fling in Toronto. I’ve done a few posts already about the Fling (this one and this one about the Toronto Islands and then this one about Swansea), but I’ve been holding most of Judy’s photographs in reserve for when our own garden was …