Friday flowers at Toronto Music Garden

Besides the Toronto Islands, which I wrote about last week, another great spot to explore some green space within the city’s concrete jungle is the Toronto Music Garden.

Fronting on the inner harbour area, the park’s layout is based on Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Each dance movement within the suite corresponds to a section of the garden, which was designed in collaboration between landscape architect Julie Moir Messervy and acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma. Interestingly, its concept was originally intended for Boston but became a fixture on the Toronto Waterfront instead.

Between June and September each year, the park is host to a series of free classical music concerts, and tours guided by volunteers from the Toronto Botanical Garden. Otherwise, you can wander around on your own and smell the flowers in this serene pocket of downtown Toronto.

4 responses to “Friday flowers at Toronto Music Garden”

  1. beautiful colours a ray of light right now

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    1. They are beautiful blooms indeed. Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Every time I go through the garden, I find it hard to make the connection between the music and the arrangement of the flowerbeds, but at least it makes me think. Nice pictures.

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    1. It certainly is a place to make you think. I still need to have a listen to this Bach piece.

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