Tuesday, July 12, 2016

James Gardens

July 2016 - Toronto ON

We set out last week to explore James Gardens located on Edenbridge Dr


James Gardens, a former estate on the west bank of the Humber River, is known for its flower gardens, terraced stone pathways beside sparkling spring-fed pools and streams, and mature trees. The park features the historic James Gazebo, along with terraced pathways and the original home "Red Gables". Here, you can also find lawn bowling, cross-country skiing, memorial cairn in rose garden, and a scenic lookout over the Humber Valley to downtown Toronto.

For some reason we didn't take a picture of the house on Edgehill Rd even though we stopped there first.
 


In 1908, Fred T. James purchased the land and for the next 40 years he carefully transformed his property into a picturesque garden where public visitors were always welcome. Before their main home was built in 1927, James lived in the coach-house that still stands next door. The terraces and collection pools were built almost 50 years ago.

























Humber River


Scouting?






Lawn bowling scoreboard. A friend of ours plays lawn bowling and did a video promoting the game.





Another rather tony neighbourhood with houses selling for around $4 million dollars.




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