Another trip to the Toronto Music Gardens! This visit was done on a weekday which resulted in a nearly empty space. I prefer no people in my photographs so that was a bonus for me. Plus, it feels like the whole garden is there just for you.
The Music Gardens initially were meant for the city of Boston but when those plans fell through, Toronto stepped in and the gardens found their home here. Inspired by Bach, the garden is meant to be explored while listening to specific musical pieces. I have not had a chance to try that out myself but I can say that the garden is gorgeous and special all on its own, as well.
Since my first visits here occurred this year during summer, I’m very curious to see what the landscape will look like in autumn, with red and orange leaves everywhere. Or in winter, with fresh snow clinging to the trees and architecture.
I went looking for hydrangeas on my walk and found hydrangeas on my walk. I love these flowers so much. Aside from cherry blossoms, they might just be my second favourite flower. I love how long they bloom for and how long they last. They come in all sorts of colours and are like the cotton candy of flowers.
I’ve lived in Toronto all my life and yet I’ve never heard of the Toronto Music Gardens. I’ve seen photos taken there but I never questioned where they were taken. We decided to head down one weekend and I was amazed at how gorgeous the whole space was. When exploring the flower gardens, I loved seeing all these pretty flowers close up, especially allium!
I didn’t get more shots of the main space as we went on the weekend and it was pretty busy and I prefer not having any people in my shots. For that, it’s best to visit on a weekday, which we eventually did. Those photos will be up soon!
Another “I’m really glad I had my camera on me” moment. It was raining on and off and I thought the lighting made everything look bright and well lit. You know those harsh shadows when it’s very sunny? This was the complete opposite of that. I thought this garden looked very surreal in this overcast light. Something about these flowers with the occasional water droplet just tugged at something in me.