This year Mother Nature is not spoiling us with sun and warmth, not yet anyways. So when the calendar says Spring but view outside the window screams “WTF?!” You just have to take it all in your own hands and go looking for the lost Spring.
Yesterday when day was super gloomy and freezing rain was big part of it, a good friend of mine shared her hidden gem in the core of the city – Allan Gardens.
Allan Gardens Conservatory is over 100 years old with a garden-filled greenhouse that covers over 16,000 square feet. This garden is open to the public year-round. It contains tropical plants from all over the world from palm trees to cacti. There are also seasonal plantings throughout the year.
Amazing escape place, so calm and beautiful. When you enter the room with those fantastic flowers – smell is just hypnotizing!!
And nowadays when you pay for even leaving your house I was pleasantly surprise that this place was free. For new stay at home parent like myself, places and activities like this are truly appreciated and are going on my “Gems” list.
My 18 months old toddler had so much fun. This is the time for first experiences so seeing swimming turtles, all kinds of amazing smelling flowers, cactus – blew her mind. Little puddles here and there – what else a kid needs?
We had lots of fun, as you can see. Little escape from in between season 🙂 Place is not too busy, at least we were lucky enough not to deal with crowds.
As I mentioned before, atmosphere there was so calming and magical. Place (Allan Gardens Conservatory) definitely worth checking out. When the weather is nice outside there is a great and huge playground right across the street. So you can make a day event out of this and all with $0 coast.