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Greater Toronto Area - Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Trial Garden and New Plant Introductions

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Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Trial Garden and New Plant Introductions

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(21 reviews)
Toronto Botanical Garden, Greater Toronto Area, Canada
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Join Tanya Carvalho for a insider's look at our new Trial Garden at the Toronto Botanical Garden featuring new cutting-edge plants displayed in bold combinations including Petunia 'Bee's Knees', Coleus 'Dragon Heart' and Dahlia Dalaya Purple/White. Tanya Carvalhou is the Territory Manager of Canada for Ball FloraPlant and Selecta One. Tanya has 16+ years working in the horticulture industry and is passionate about plants and blooms. She travels the world, walking through greenhouse crops and visiting flower trial gardens to bring ground-breaking, innovative flowers to Canadian growers, garden centres, retailers and your garden. She speaks internationally promoting the exciting new flowers and foliage that will be introduced to Canada.


Meet Toronto Botanical Garden

Toronto Botanical Garden

Explore the Toronto Botanical Garden, Wilket Creek and Edwards Gardens with a knowledgeable local guide. Our guided walking tours will explore the themed gardens including the Piet Oudolf Entry Garden Walk and new Trial Garden, as well as strolls into Toronto's expansive ravine and beloved Edwards Gardens. You’ll learn about the plants, pollinators, history and ecological aspects of these beautiful Toronto gardens and wild spaces. Toronto Botanical Garden, located in mid-Toronto, is designed to educate and inspire. The gardens offer indoor, outdoor and online learning experiences for all ages and maintain The visitor's centre is a LEED Silver Certified Building with an energy-efficient sloping green roof demonstrating ecologically conscious design while offering beautiful indoor/outdoor event and learning spaces, a garden shop and housing Canada’s largest private horticultural library.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Greater Toronto Area with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Greater Toronto Area. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Amanda H.

05 September 2021

Brilliant garden

Trish (from London) D.

14 August 2021

A beautiful, fascinating and informative tour. Thank you for showing and teaching us all so much.

Lynda P.

13 August 2021

Didn't really see the garden - just the trial area.

Lori G.

13 August 2021

The guide did an excellent tour for her first time on HeyGo. She has great energy, enthusiasm and knowledge about the plants and flowers. I am a member of the TBG as well as a HeyGo Voyager. I am planning an in person tour for a friend’s birthday. I look forward to more tours even though I live 10 minutes away.

Anne L.

13 August 2021

Beautiful flowers Very knowledgeable


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