Spring blooms in Etobicoke (under glass)
"What am I going to do with the kids during March break this year?" was a question that many parents in Toronto had to grapple with. After a couple days of being couch zombies staring at their devices, enough was enough. So, off to another Flower Show!
|Tulipa "Green Wave" Parrot tulips |
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show
We, Torontonians, are spoiled with having two Conservatories that:
- offer seasonal flower shows
- charge no admission fee
- accessible by public transit
I've written many times about my visits to the Allan Gardens Conservatory which is very close to home but there is another "sister" Conservatory in the west side of Toronto called the Centennial Park Conservatory which also holds similar seasonal flower shows. (Here's my post from the Centennial Park Conservatory's 2014 Spring Flower Show ).
It's a bit of a trek to get out there by subway and bus but the kids and I did it anyway. It was quid pro quo: I got to take some nice pictures of spring blooms and the kids got to eat at their favourite restaurant. Kind of a win-win-win:
- I experienced more wonderful blooms without having to run through a gauntlet of vendors shilling this and that
- my kids received some visual stimulation that didn't originate from a screen
- you take in some more pictures of pretty flowers (I just wish you were able to smell the hyacinths and freesias. Absolutely divine!)
Isn't spring wonderful?