Cloud Gardens will close November 2018 for construction. It is estimated to reopen in 2023.
This small, two level greenhouse is set to the cool and moist conditions of a cloud rainforest, complete with waterfall. The colourful plant collection includes tree ferns, palms and other exotic plants.
Cloud Gardens Conservatory was recognized with a Governor General’s Architectural Award and features a monument to Toronto’s construction workers.
The Cloud Gardens Conservatory sits on land given to the city in the 1980s when the Bay Adelaide Centre was constructed. The Conservatory was renovated in 2014 and re-opened in spring 2015 with a new climate control system and grow lights to address shading caused by newly built office towers. Improvements also include an improved misting system and a new monorail system to help maintain the mechanics and vertical wall gardens. Soil amendments and new plantings further help to simulate a Cloud Forest habitat.