Allan Gardens was founded in 1858 by local politician George Allan who offered the Toronto Horticultural Society a 5 acre plot of land to develop a garden, the cast-iron glass domed Palm House was built in 1910, making it one of the oldest parks in Toronto. The conservatory is open 365 days a year with free entry and I found it to be the perfect tranquil escape from the busy city.
I’ve been noticing a lot lately online and particularly on Instagram illustrations and prints on fabrics of things like palm trees, flamingos, and donuts which I love but mainly at moment I’m finding myself drawn to anything with a cactus on it.
I think the obsession grew when I bought THIS make up bag from H&M, I love it so much, I even bought the beach bag in the same design and I had to talk myself out of buying the flip flops too. It appeals to me because when I see it I think of California and deserts and sunshine and on a grey day like today I need a little help getting in the mood for summer.
Here’s a few other tempting cactus designs…