Frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong took a trip to Toronto recently and got the chance to tour some beautiful gardens. And, lucky for us, she took a lot of beautiful photos.
I attended the Through the Garden Gate Wychwood garden tours offered by the Toronto Botanical Gardens. The garden description from the tour brochure says this: “This pretty front garden is an example of symmetry with boxwood squares complemented by topiary shrubs. The back garden is separated by a greenery-covered arch. Potted and soil-based plants abound. Note the fence is stained black which allows the plants to recede, thus giving the impression that the garden is completely self-contained.”
A row of tuberous begonias (Begonia hybrids, Zones 9 –11 or as annuals or tender bulbs) sets the scene on a garden table.
Sometimes a container with just a couple of plants in it is perfect.
What a spot for a dinner party!
Steps leading up to the house, with plants in containers
Beautiful containers set off this collection of plants, while the mirror behind them makes the space seem bigger than it is.
You don’t need a big garden to make a beautiful space. This perfect container is a garden in itself.
Layers of plants add height to the garden
Tall urns lift up blooming hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) to make a dramatic gateway to the next part of the garden.
Native Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Zones 3–9) transforms these arches into a leafy tunnel leading to a shady spot to sit.
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Everything is so lovely.
It truly is!
Fabulous garden. Love everything about it.
I love this garden with all of it's vintage/antique garden pots and marble top tables, stone pillars, urns- wow!
(My only criticism, although gorgeous is the mirror...birds get confused and fly into them- it can be deadly for them)
So far this has been my absolute favorite Cherry Ong Garden Tour! I googled and found a photo of this garden from above here: https://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/event/through-the-garden-gate/2022-06-11/
This garden has the feeling of age and time, I'm just in love with it and what I can see of the house.
So glad Cherry Ong shared this- Thanks! So inspiring!
This garden is indeed on the cover of their tour ad. There were 15 gardens in this tour and each had a different flavour and feel. I learned a lot from the tour. I’m glad you love this garden. Thank you.
Simply beautiful - love the ornaments, tables, etc. Lovely!
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