The Pellatt family crest reads: “Devant Si Je Puis”, which means “Foremost if I can”.  

Where in downtown Toronto can you see hundreds of roses in bloom from June to October, rare native wildflowers, a dell planted with colourful rhododendrons and azaleas and old-fashioned perennial borders?

All in one magnificent garden at Canada’s most famous castle – Casa Loma!

The Casa Loma Gardens consist of over four acres of specialty garden areas on an escarpment overlooking downtown Toronto. The original grounds associated with Casa Loma had been taken over by the forces of nature after Sir Henry Pellatt was forced to leave his dream castle. In 1986, a joint venture between The Garden Club of Toronto, the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma and the City of Toronto sought to renovate the grounds to their former glory. The $1.5 million dollar project resulted in breathtaking gardens like no other in the city. The Casa Loma Gardens are maintained and funded by the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma.

The Casa Loma Gardens are open from May 1 through the end of October.

If you are starting your own garden or looking for new ideas and techniques, consider a Garden Pass for the garden season. Return throughout the season and explore our spectacular horticultural displays as they reflect the changing colours of the Canadian seasons. A garden pass is $15.00 (including all taxes) and is valid for 10 individual admissions to the Casa Loma Gardens (pass does not include admission to the estate buildings). Bring a friend and enjoy dancing fountains, unusual sculpture and a rainbow of dazzling colour.

Casa Loma also offers Guided Garden Tours for groups. Our knowledgeable staff invite you to accompany them on a one-hour tour through the spectacular array of specialty garden areas. Guided garden tours are available on weekdays and on a number of select Saturdays. Call and book your group’s visit to Casa Loma and include a personal tour of the gardens. For more information, please visit the Group Sales section.


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