Allan Gardens Park, a popular tourist attraction in Toronto, has a beautiful ARCHITECTURAL LANDMARK nestled in its backyard!
Have you seen it?
At the heart of the gardens lives the great PALM HOUSE designed in 1910 by architect Robert McCallum. A play on repetition, symmetry and contrast, the palm house is a historic legend.
Allan Gardens Park, first established in 1858, became instrumental in exposing generations of students to the world’s plant diversity! Over the course of its lifetime, the Palm House developed an extensive collection of orchids, hibiscus and cacti and soon held the largest collection of Pandanus (Madagascar tropical pine) in Toronto!
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For more information about this conservatory and others, look for Alan and Nancy’s book, The Conservatory: A Celebration of Structure, Light and Nature, on the shelves Fall of 2020!