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Edwards Gardens

Location: North York, Ontario, Canada

Edwards Gardens is a former estate garden featuring perennials and roses on the uplands and wildflowers, rhododendrons and an extensive rockery in the valley. On the upper level of the valley there is also a lovely arboretum beside the children's Teaching Garden. Adjacent to Edwards Gardens is the Toronto Botanical Garden, a series of 12 contemporary themed gardens spanning nearly four acres. more ...

South Carpet Bed, North York, Ontario, Canada, Edwards Gardens

This photo is of the South Carpet Bed. The two Carpet Beds hold over 15,000 plants and take five gardeners seven days to construct each year. Carpet bedding was first developed and became popular in the nineteenth century in Victorian England. Dwarf foliage plants are planted in dense masses to form blocks of colour and carefully designed shapes, numbers, letters, clocks or coats of arms. Plants must be pruned frequently to keep them low and even. Photo looking west.

GPS: 43 deg 44' 0.42" N, 79 deg 21' 30.75" W (43.7334500, -79.3585417)

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