Allan Gardens Conservatory 

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.



Terrarium’s have been around for years, but recently their popularity has grown and I’ve been seeing them in lots of home and gift stores. Terrarium’s give you the chance to design your own rainforest or desert housed in a glass vessel that is small enough to hold in your hands. They require little maintenance and are perfect for people who love plants but have little garden space or none at all.
Here’s some examples I’ve found…