Tag: Toronto

The Jewel Box Gardens of Toronto’s Cabbagetown

Another memorable experience from the Toronto Garden Bloggers Fling back in June was our tour of Cabbagetown gardens. Cabbagetown is a neighborhood east of downtown Toronto. Originally home to Irish immigrants so poor they grew cabbages in their front yards, the area slid into a long decline before gentrification began in the 1970s. As is …

A Serene and Verdant Garden on the Toronto Islands

So much is going on I almost forgot to do the last post about our visit to the Toronto Islands, which Judy and I visited as part of the 2015 Garden Bloggers Fling back in June. You can find the earlier posts here and here. The Toronto Islands are just a few minutes by ferry …

Just Offshore from Downtown Toronto, Verdant Islands with Personality to Spare

Ward Island is part of the Toronto Islands, just a few minutes ferry ride from downtown Toronto, Canada.┬áThat short ferry ride transports you between what feels like one world and another. You leave the bustling hub of a city of 2.6 million people. You arrive in a place of small cottages and modest houses, no …

Pondside Gardens of Eden in Toronto

Three private homes in the Swansea neighborhood were the first gardens we saw in Toronto during the Garden Bloggers Fling. Swansea borders on the Humber River, Lake Superior (Correction: Lake Ontario – sheesh, for dumb), and High Park, one of Toronto’s largest and most popular parks. The first garden we saw made the biggest impression …

Snapshot from the Toronto Garden Bloggers Fling

June tulips on Ward Island, just a short ferry ride from downtown Toronto. More to come.