Want to escape from the noise and craziness for a few hours? Then slip into the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBC) at Edwards Gardens, a soothing balm for stress. The TBC boasts 17 themed gardens including an herb garden, a kitchen garden, a native plant garden, and a knot garden that showcases the art of pruning plants in defined spaces. The central point of the gardens is the Spiral Mound that is situated three metres above the ground. There are plenty of flower species scattered throughout the gardens including roses, peonies, clematis, iris, and native wildflowers. When you’re finished viewing the gardens, you can continue your walk through the adjoining Edwards Gardens and Wilket Creek Park. While Edwards Gardens is owned by the City of Toronto, the Toronto Botanical Garden is a volunteer-based charity. The Toronto Botanical Garden is free and open each day from dawn to dusk. Go and smell the roses.