Monday, February 21, 2011

Allan Gardens/ My World

Blossoms inside Allan Gardens Conservatory, Toronto

My world outdoors is still frozen and mostly greys and whites, BUT if we head south, we can find an exotic place that's warm and cozy...about an hours drive from East Gwillimbury to balmy...



Toronto. Well, to a specific place in Toronto called the Allan Gardens Conservatory, a respite from the cold.

Outside the conservatory


The glass covered gardens are chockful of colourful, exotic flowers  and even....

Statue beside the goldfish pond inside Allan Gardens

boasts a fishpond with statuary and running water (i.e. NOT ice and snow). 





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50 comments:

see you there! said...

What a wonderful place to visit when you need a taste of spring-to-come. I'd stay as long as I could.

Darla

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. The flowers are so colorful and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Delightful!

Kate said...

Conservatories help preserve our sanity. We got another 17 inches dumped on us yesterday and last nite. I prefer looking at your post rather than the scene outside my window.

Patti said...

This looks like a beautiful place to visit, EG. What a change of pace from the dreary outside world. I hope spring gets here quickly.

Such pretty blossoms!

Lorac said...

Lovely to see some blossoms! I used to work in a green house and always loved the air inside them. Moist and earthy!Great place to visit.

aka Penelope said...

I can see that given the right environment the most fragile of life flourishes and blooms. Thanks for sharing these wonderful reminders of spring that surely is just around the corner!

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

Gorgeous flowers and a beautiful garden..

Halcyon said...

I will have to put this on my list of places to visit. Beautiful flowers.

Sally in WA said...

Perfect place to visit when the seemingly never ending cold and snow starts to freeze our souls.

Rose said...

I am sure longing for the day that we can see some of these flowers, in our yards!

Shammickite said...

I have always meant to go to allen gardens butr have never made it.... perhaps this will be the year!

RedPat said...

I love the humidity in the air when you visit there in winter. Nice post!

ormbunke said...

Underbart att se växtlighet när allt är grått ocg trist utanför fönstret. Underbart collage. Anita

Mama Zen said...

Looks and sounds fabulous!

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love tropical warm greenhouses in winter! Lovely shots.

Barb said...

What luck to have these beautiful blooms so close! You can get out of winter for at least a little while.

Birdman said...

Love these spring images. I can dream.

Gary said...

Great idea to visit there and dream!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous place to visit and dream indeed! Love the colors and the variety of flowers! Such breathtaking images of spring and we can all dream! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Carver said...

What a wonderful conservatory. This is a great time of year for inside garden visits.

Titania said...

The conservatory is beautiful with all the flowering plants when the outside world is frozen solid. Well I guess, the fragrance and colours give you a taste of spring!

Leora said...

Looks like a great place to visit. All those warm colors warm my soul on this bitter, gray day.

Stewart M said...

The garden looks like a great place to take photos - so many different things to see!

Stewart M - Australia

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There is nothing quite like a nice warm, humid greenhouse, or conservatory in the dead of winter with some running water and vegetation.

Donnie said...

What beautiful photos.

Reader Wil said...

Your photos are of a nice and warm season and that's exactly what we need now, for it's soooo cold!!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful place. I love the outside shot of it, too.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

nprimopiano said...

Truly a wonderful place, with the beautiful flowers... I love the statue.

Wren said...

Water in its liquid form - fancy that! :)

A warm, tropical conservatory is just the ticket for these cold, bleak days, especially when it gives us such lovely photos.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

What a wonderful place of heated bliss that conservatory must be amidst the snow and cold! Beautiful stuff they grow there, too.

It is warming up here; the grass is greening up nicely and our plants are all budding. I like.

SandyCarlson said...

Sure looks like a wonderful place to warm up! Beautiful, beautiful photos.

George said...

Conservatories are wonderful places to visit, especially on cold winter days.

Luna Miranda said...

it must be delightful to see these flowers while it's snowing outside.:p i don't think we have a conservatory here.

Marvin said...

Beautiful blooms at any time of the year, but especially on a cold winter's day.

Jack said...

Until I started reading I thought you were showing local outdoor flowers and I was mightily jealous. They were worth a trip to see beauty inside at this time of year.

antigoni said...

My hubby and I want to visit Canada one day. We love this place.
And we love it more when we see your awesome photos!!!

ewok1993 said...

lovely place to visit.

Randy said...

A nice way to spend the day! Lucky you.

T. Becque said...

Nice to see some color!

Cezar and Léia said...

So wonderful place, and the flowers are outstanding, with sweet colours!
I also love the sculpture, very delicate image!
Léia

Lola said...

Love all the color here!
Have a great week,
And *see* you again soon!
Lola:)

VP said...

Love the statue and the gorgeous dome!

Walk in New York said...

belle promenade, je trouve la grande serre magnifique

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snowwhite said...

Your amazing photos make me feel as if I were there! They bring me a spring breeze and fragrance of flowers.
EG Wow, thank you.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

You brought a touch of summer in my heart now EG - loved it!

bracomfotografie said...

wonderful series

Francisca said...

You're only an hour from Allan Gardens? Cool! I have friend who works there, but it's been decades since I was in there myself. I can sure understand it giving a respite from the cold and snow!

NatureFootstep said...

so your world is still frosty too. Like you I go to greener things to post.

Rebecca said...

Hope for spring!

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