Ever since I arrived in Toronto, I haven’t really had any chance to go around, because I really don’t have any idea where to go and what to do. But with technology now, with how the internet works, it won’t really be a problem to look for a place to go to and find something interesting to do. I guess my passion for photography also helped me with this.
Back in November, I was looking for places to go to. I went through websites, asked for information (if I have to pay a certain amount or it’s free, etc..) So on the 30th, I decided to go to the Toronto Botanical Garden and see for myself what I can take photos of. It was actually the perfect day to go to, since it was also the first day it snowed that year (2011). I didn’t really have any idea it will snow that day. So I took off, and went to the place.
It was my first time to go there, so I went to the office first and confirm again if it’s okay if I could go to their garden and take photos. I then went outside looking for the entrance to the garden. This is just one of the photos I took found outside the office. I’m not really sure what it’s called, but I just found it interesting in photo with the snow on top, and water hanging.
I went my way to the garden, and aside from the leafless trees, you’ll find different kinds of plants around. It really looked nice with all the snow on them. Some of my favorite photos are these ones. I’m really not sure but I think they’re berries.
It’s a really nice place to go, so you really have to go around and explore because there’s more to see in this place. You have to go inside, further down the area. You’ll find more plants and other trees there. Even if the trees didn’t have any leaves on them, it still looked really nice with all the snow on them. And aside from plants, this is a place you should really check out. You’ll find some benches down there and you can just stay there and relax. It’s a really nice place to spend time to relax, read a book, or just go around.
This is my favorite place in the area, where you can just walk around, relax and empty your mind. It took a while before I left this place. It was really the perfect timing for me to go to that place, because by the time I was done taking photos, there’s still snow on the plants, but some area already melting since the snow stopped already.
I enjoyed going to this place, that I decided to go back again in a different season. It was already Spring. So just last April 17, I went back thinking I’ll see more plants. It was another perfect day to go, because it wasn’t raining, it wasn’t that cold nor hot that day, and the plants and trees looked perfect for the photos.
Aside from the plants you’ll see in their garden, you’ll actually see other interesting plants outside, by the side walk, parking area, outside their office, etc.
Summing up everything, Toronto Botanical Garden is a place you must visit, especially if you love flowers, plants, nature and you just want to walk around and relax. I’m really not a plant person, but I actually enjoyed going around the place. It’s one of those places where you’ll really get to appreciate everything around you more. It’s one of those places where you’ll get to appreciate God’s gifts to us, and realize that these are not just plants but in a way they bring happiness to people as well. And, not to be crazy, but aside from the people there who are very welcoming to visitors, I’m sure that the plants/trees and whatever you see there feel the same way.
So if ever you’re around Toronto, take time to visit this place, walk around and take photos. I’m sure you’ll enjoy because there’s more to see here other than the photos I took.
For more information and photos, you can visit their website here, like their Facebook Page, follow them on Twitter or click here to check out the photos I took. I’ll be uploading the photos I took last November soon. Don’t forget to check it out!!