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AMAZING is an understatement

Met my girlfriend here for a relaxing stroll in the many beautiful gardens. Simply amazing the work... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hleebstrong
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Burlington, Canada
Beautifel and Inspiring

The gardens are the dedicated work of a single individual who has created a 20 acre garden with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bucky09
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Toronto, Canada
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Seasonal Garden Centre & Botanical Gardens. Open May thru October. Explore 20 acres of colour, unique design and countless rare plants at our National Award winning botanical gardens. Streams, ponds, cascades, as well as cottage garden strolls...more
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698 Concession 3 Townsend, Wilsonville, Ontario N0E 1Z0, Canada
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+1 519-443-5773
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met my girlfriend here for a relaxing stroll in the many beautiful gardens. Simply amazing the work that has been done to the gardens. So much to see. Do not rush just stroll, bring a picnic immerse yourself in the beautiful surrounds.

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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting our 'labour of love' in which we have planted in perpetuity, our life's work for fellow nature lovers to enjoy! So pleased we are attracting romantics our way...warmest and happy gardening!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are the dedicated work of a single individual who has created a 20 acre garden with over 1,000 varieties of peonies, 2,500 species of conifers and a water display featuring 102 fountains choregraphed to music he composed !!. The owner employs one garden...More

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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Your kindness keeps us inspired to keep planting! Thank you fellow gardener for recognizing the value of our work. Happy gardening!

Reviewed 6 June 2018

The largest Conifer collection in the world and flowers galore in a beautiful setting reminiscent of European botanical gardens. We were there in early June when the peonies and irises were at their flowering peak and there were thousands of flowers. There is also a...More

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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you for your kindness and for planning a visit. With over 1,000+ peonies varieties on display, we are the proud home of North America's largest public collection. We are a small private botanical gardens, planting in perpetuity. Thank you again nature lovers!

Reviewed 25 May 2018

We visited the gardens a little too early for the peony festival, but it didn't matter. We were there four hours and if we didn't need to head back to Sudbury, we could have easily stayed longer. Every corner you go around has more lovely...More

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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you so much Norma for recognizing the value of our work. The dream to plant and build a private botanical garden with limited resources in perpetuity is truly fueled by our love for nature. Attracting kindness from fellow nature enthusiasts keeps us motivated and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We visited these gardens after hearing about them and were very impressed. There is fifty acres of trails, ponds, streams, plantings, stone walls and bridges and beautiful structures. There are different areas ie marsh, conifer, iris, peonies etc. There was a wedding when we visited...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our family had a Garden Party for our Mother's 80th birthday in June, 2017. We first met Wanda, one of the owners, responsible for Guest Relations, to see if this would be a suitable venue for our special party. We were warmly greeted despite it...More

1  Thank _karmellong
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Our group of 10 was very pleased with this privately-owned garden paradise. Some of us have been here a couple of times in the short years it has been open and we noticed tremendous growth of trees, foliage, and new areas to the gardens. It...More

1  Thank jeanette489
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Went for a visit Sunday, should have been tipped off when there were only three cars on parking lot. Have visited many botanical gardens across Canada and I must say this was the most disappointing, cement flower urns empty of any flowers, Fountains in disrepair...More

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Darren H, Owner at Whistling Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to evaluate us on your recent visit. I would like to take a moment to address some of your comments. As stated, you have visited many gardens in Canada, and therefore you will be aware that Whistling Gardens is...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Darren has created a truly remarkable garden. We've visited gardens like this in Europe but never in Ontario (and you can walk on the grass). The gardens are set up so you can leisurely stroll and enjoy. There are a lot of very cool structural...More

1  Thank RumJOro
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

You don't HAVE to be a gardener to appreciate this magical place. I can't give you their website since that is against the rules, but you can find it yourself, and it will explain more than I can here. The "Fountain Amphitheatre" is amazing and...More

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Pastneck8
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Response from Darren H | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in our peony collection. first two weeks in June will be the best time to visit. See you in the gardens!
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Thank you for sharing our bloom information posted on our website home page. We're pleased to join the Trip Advisor community! As our team rises with the sun to tend to our gardens, please also note regular updates are... More
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