Allan Garden Conservatory, Toronto, Ontario
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Though I only touched down in Toronto for less than 24 hours, I was luckily positioned in the "Garden District"—a named recently bestowed upon the area I was staying in as a sort of "revival" strategy. Though the area wasn't particularly teeming with gardens or plant sellers, it was home of the Allan Garden Conservatory, which is a 100+ year old conservatory housing tropicals and cacti. 

The Allan Garden Conservatory remains free, which is always such a surprise to me. (Perhaps I'm jaded coming from New York!) The gardens were lovely for the area, but they were a little unkempt—at least compared to other botanical gardens in respective cities. Luckily, unkempt plantings and chipped paint is still photogenic, so I was able to capture a little bit of the vibe whilst there. 

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The tulips wore their petals like stained, tattered dresses, unkempt and unruly. 

The tulips wore their petals like stained, tattered dresses, unkempt and unruly. 

Some hyacinths lay horizontal in the dirt, heavily laden with its scented flower stalks

Some hyacinths lay horizontal in the dirt, heavily laden with its scented flower stalks

A beautiful clivia spreads its orange sorbet inflorescences  atop green stalks. 

A beautiful clivia spreads its orange sorbet inflorescences  atop green stalks. 

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Pericallis

Pericallis

Osteospermum

Osteospermum

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A young woman takes notes of different specimens at the Allan Garden Conservatory in Toronto.

A young woman takes notes of different specimens at the Allan Garden Conservatory in Toronto.

A woman draws flowers at the Allan Garden Conservatory. 

A woman draws flowers at the Allan Garden Conservatory. 

The faded colors of a Croton. Allan Garden Conservatory, Toronto. 

The faded colors of a Croton. Allan Garden Conservatory, Toronto. 

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