Through the Garden Gate in Hogg’s Hollow

Scene in garden on TBG tour in Hogg's Hollow
Dramatic statue in one of the 19 gardens on this year’s TBG tour in Hogg’s Hollow.

The neighbourhood and theme for this year’s tour of private gardens to support Toronto Botanical Garden is Hogg’s Hollow: Where the River Meets the Ravine. The hill-and-dale terrain, first settled in 1832, is located near Yonge St. and York Mills, and features mature gardens and large homes on its winding streets.

The annual tour, called Through the Garden Gate, will be on Father’s Day weekend, June 14 to 15, and features 19 private gardens. The tour is a major fund-raiser for Toronto Botanical Garden.

There’s convenient access by subway at the York Mills station on the Yonge line. Tour headquarters will be at the north end of York Mills Park, adjacent to the subway station. Shuttle buses will circle the two loops of the tour, making it easy to visit the gardens and appreciate the views without needing to navigate the narrow, twisting streets of Hogg’s Hollow.

Ticket sales are limited. Check for availability at 416-397-1357.

This is one of many garden tours to support local groups across Canada. To find out about others, go to

Toronto Hogg's Hollow TBG garden tour 2014
Tulips, rhododendrons and gold Japanese forest grass in a garden on TBG tour 2014.
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Scene in Toronto Hogg’s Hollow, the neighbourhood for TBG garden tour 2014.
Toronto Hogg's Hollow TBG garden tour 2014
Toronto Hogg’s Hollow TBG garden tour 2014.

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