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This quiet, formal 14-hectare (35-acre) garden is part of a series of parks that stretch over 240 hectares (593 acres) along the Don Valley. It's not easily reached by public transit, so be prepared to make a special and long trip. Gracious bridges arch over a creek, rock gardens abound, and roses and other seasonal flowers add color and scent. (The bridges are a favorite spot for wedding photos, and in seasonal weather, the line of brides and grooms can seem never-ending.) The garden is famous for its rhododendrons. The Civic Garden Centre operates a gift shop and offers free walking tours on Tuesday and Thursday at 11am and 2pm. The Centre also boasts a fine horticultural library.