March 27, 2015

Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show

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 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
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?


Fancy Frills fringed tulip Centennial Park Conservatory 2015  Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Fancy Frills" fringed tulip
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show
Pale blue freesias Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pale blue freesias
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 


Pale yellow narcissus daffodil Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pale yellow narcissus (daffodil)
 Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 


Pale yellow narcissus daffodils  Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pale yellow narcissus (daffodils)
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 



Pink freesia Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pink freesia
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show



Purple tulips Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Purple tulips
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show



Red freesia Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red freesia
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 


Red tulips Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red tulips
Centennial Park Conservatory
 2015 Spring Flower Show 



Red and white tulips (a kumquat tree tucked behind)
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 



Tulipa Fancy Frills fringed tulip Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Tulipa "Fancy Frills" fringed tulip
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show



Tulipa Gavota Triumph tulip Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Tulipa "Gavota" Triumph tulips
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show



Tulipa Green Wave Parrot tulip  Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Tulipa "Green Wave" Parrot tulip
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 




Tulipa Green Wave Parrot tulips Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Tulipa "Green Wave" Parrot tulips
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 



Voltage yellow osteospermum African daisy Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Voltage" yellow Osteospermum (African daisy)
 Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 



White freesia Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White freesia
 Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show



White freesias Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White freesias
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show



White red freesias Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White and red freesias
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 



White tulips Centennial Park Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White tulips
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show



Crown Imperial Fritillaria imperialis Centennial Park Conservatory 2015  Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Crown Imperial (Fritillaria imperialis)
Centennial Park Conservatory
2015  Spring Flower Show