They have gardens in Canada, too!

They have gardens in Canada, too!
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Just kidding. I’ve been enjoying my proximity to the cosmopolitan delights of Toronto and the beauties of Ontario’s Niagara region for decades, and now I invite fellow bloggers to do the same.

The next Garden Bloggers Fling takes place June 5-8 in Toronto and environs. We’ll see gardens on the car-free Toronto Islands, in Forest Hill, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and much more. TO is a great city, with a huge variety of interesting restaurants and excellent museums. It’s worth the drive north just to see the street plantings in Niagara-on-the-Lake, before you even get to Hamilton (home of the spectacular Royal Botanical Gardens). And you’re not even in TO yet.

Our hosts are the fabulous Battersby sisters (Sarah and Helen), Veronica Sliva, and Lorraine Flanigan. Check out all the deets in the link above.

To be honest, I don’t know much about TO’s gardens, as I usually visit to see shows at the art museum and to eat. They have great markets and a nice Chinatown. So I’m looking forward to checking out the TO gardening styles.

Canada is a beautiful country and I visit whenever I can. You’ll love it, so please join us!

(I still like our side of the Falls better.)

Posted by

Elizabeth Licata
on March 9, 2015 at 5:24 am, in the category Public Gardens, Real Gardens, What’s Happening.


    • Paul Jung
    • 22nd May 2016

    A big “welcome!” to our fair city.

    • Elizabeth Licata
    • 11th July 2016

    I can’t help myself.

    • Carol Freeman
    • 18th July 2016

    good to know. Do you need a passport to enter Canada and return to the U.S.?

    • Janet Davis
    • 24th September 2016

    Looking forward to meeting you! Bloggers shouldn’t underestimate the ‘other’ great attractions of our fair city, as you’ve pointed out. Not to mention our dollar is currently sloshing around at about 80 cents vs. the greenback, so shopping will be appealing too. IF there’s any leftover time after garden touring.

    • Elizabeth Licata
    • 13th November 2016

    Janet, I have always explored the museums, architecture (if there is any) and other points of interest at every Fling I attend. I can’t be the single-minded garden tourist.

    • Jean
    • 14th November 2016

    Ditto what Elizabeth said about other points of interest. And believe me, us Flingers tend to drop a wad of money wherever we go, mostly on garden-related items and food and drink. It’ll be a lot of fun.

    • admin
    • 14th November 2016

    The American dollar is worth more than a dollar in Canada.

    • Steve
    • 15th November 2016

    And I hear that Toronto still has independent bookstores!

    • Ruth Rogers Clausen
    • 15th November 2016

    Don’t bypass the Music Garden designed by Julie Moir Messervy with Yo-Yo Ma. If you are into music as well, take along or listen to Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello, BWV 1007. The garden is designed with this music in mind, and at each stage there is a sign with the sheet music displayed for that particular part of the garden. A different inspiration for garden design.

    • Amy Murphy
    • 15th November 2016

    Yes, they have terrific gardens in Canada.

    • Rosanne
    • 15th November 2016

    Love Toronto Islands–Toronto is one of my favorite cities

    • allthingsjennifer
    • 16th November 2016

    Ooooh. I NEED to learn MORE about this fling you speak of dearest EAL…

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