Time for something completely different…and totally FREE! Allen Gardens, located on Carlton St just a few blocks east of Yonge St, is made up of urban parkland plus a series of stunning Victorian-style greenhouses that contain some pretty spectacular plants and seasonal blooms. Saucy Minx took a stroll thru the various climate regions presented by the resident horticulturalists and snapped some pretty pics of the flowers and plants. Entry is free and it’s fun for all the family – and no stairs to navigate.20121013_13071120160131_142757 20160131_141947There is a beautiful water fountain and pond containing some big-ass carp…20121013_13252220160131_142435….and the spring flowers are already starting to appear(below)20130314_124432 20130314_124450Saucy Minx really loves the cactus house where all manner of thorny vegetation takes root. Be careful, don’t touch….watch out for those little pricks!20121013_131234 20121013_131137 20121013_131317 But if it’s flowers you love, Allen Gardens offers continually changing bright and happy blooms – here are some Christmas pics as well as the more recent spring flowers currently on display…20150111_144322 20150111_144305 20150111_145237 20150111_145337 20160131_143341 20160131_14381520160131_142919If you have an hour or two and would like to spend it in inspiring beautiful surroundings, Allen Gardens is a must!  For directions and hours, plus upcoming special displays and events, check out the official website here: AllenGardens20121013_132647


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