It's amazing when you retire and have the time to see your town's sights during the week. When you are working you end up spending weekends doing chores.
Another spot we had never been to is Allan Gardens, we rectified this last week.
Allan Gardens (founded in 1858) is one of the oldest parks in Toronto. It has a conservatory (greenhouse), a playground and two fenced off-leash areas for dogs. It is open every day of the year and is free.
On the first weekend in November, the Fall Show features over 75 varieties of chrysanthemums.
I could go on showing more mum photos!! But I'll spare you.
Rare tropical plants from all over the globe are nurtured inside five greenhouses covering 16,000 square feet.
The southern “Tropical House” has a waterwheel and tropical plants like orchids and bromeliads. The “Cool House” has a waterfall, Kashmirian Cypress, small pond and citrus trees.
The central Palm House houses tall bananas, bamboo and a huge Screw Pine. Another tropical house has many kinds of hibiscus, datura and a cycad.
The Cactus House has a wide variety of cacti and succulents.
Back outside before we continue our tour.
I posted about the benches in the conservatory here.
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