Through the Garden Gate: Swansea

Toronto’s largest tour of the most beautiful private residential gardens. This walkable, self-guided annual tour will highlight the most beautiful private gardens in the west-end Toronto neighbourhood of Swansea. This area is known for historical architecture, vibrant shopping and dining in Bloor-West Village, and some pretty amazing gardeners! Garden-goers will have the opportunity to visit more than 20 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. 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 your 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 are happy to answer plant and garden design questions. All proceeds from the tour support the Toronto Botanical Garden.

This outdoor event can be enjoyed solo or with family and friends, strolling along the tree-lined streets, while skipping in and out of gardens. Come early or linger after the tour to shop or dine at one of the local restaurants in the nearby Bloor-West Village.

Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, 2024

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One-Day Pass, Public $45, TBG Member $40

Two-Day Pass, Public $70, TBG Member $65

Student/Child Pass, $25

Your ticket (wristband) gives you access to:

Over 20 beautiful private gardens

“Hop on, hop off” complimentary shuttle buses which roam the garden route

Garden guide and map with descriptions of each garden as well as a comprehensive digital guide to making the most of your tour experience which includes the history of the area, full descriptions of the featured gardens, insider and neighbourhood tips, and more.

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Through the Garden Gate: Swansea

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