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Learning from Indoor Gardens to create a Tropical Experience in your Toronto Office

Amidst the humming heart of Toronto, many of us yearn for a momentary escape, simply a breath of tropical air in an urban setting. That said, it's surprising how an indoor garden, with its lush green and scents of faraway lands, can transport us to a world of calm. For those considering transforming their office spaces – or even including a few plants, Toronto's indoor gardens offer boundless inspiration!

1. Centennial Park Conservatory

Located in bustling Etobicoke, the Centennial Park Conservatory is a true botanical delight. Literally, each footstep inside leads to a new discovery. It's divided beautifully into three diverse zones: Tropical, Arid, and Display Houses. The Tropical House captivates with its delicate fragrances of exotic blossoms, the rustling of banana tree leaves, gigantic cactuses, agave, bromeliads, palms, and the distant murmur of water features — upon entering, you will feel like you are in a tropical forest.

But this place is more than just for the aesthetic. The Arid House will give you an insightful peek into unique ecosystems, showcasing how life thrives in the harshest of conditions.

Our Friendly Tip: For those who wish for some office greenery, consider how Centennial blends aesthetics with proper plant care. It's a lesson in creating beautiful, sustainable indoor ecosystems.

2. Cloud Gardens Conservatory

At first glance, downtown Toronto might seem an unlikely spot for a verdant hideaway. Yet, wedged between architectural giants, the Cloud Gardens Conservatory is a secret you certainly need to uncover and savor – it is filled with remarkable palms and tree ferns. It will not only amaze you with its architectural beauty but also inspire you with its aesthetic – an urban structure entwined with nature and coexisting harmoniously.

When you enter, your senses will be soothed with the sounds of waterfalls, inviting you to explore all the greenery around.

Our Friendly Tip: Don’t have time and wish to include captivating and low-maintenance office plants? In that case, you can find inspiration for convenience and creativity at the Cloud Gardens. The conservatory also has vertical garden space — an innovation many offices can easily include into their aesthetic and enliven any corner. For example, this can be an indoor garden wall or a beautiful shelf design.

3. Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens isn’t just an indoor garden… it's a horticultural marvel! It is one of Toronto’s oldest parks, it combines history with a diverse range of flora. What is even more extraordinary is the fact that the iconic Palm House houses tropical plants that span continents, some of which include bromeliads, air plants, gesneriads, and the ever-beautiful orchids. Visitors can almost hear the whispers of ancient tales among the leaves, with each plant weaving its own story.

Our Friendly Tip: Allan Gardens is not just for plant enthusiasts but also for those who are passionate about history. While your eyes rejoice on the bountiful and harmonious allure, the site embodies a rich history of horticulture in the city..

Toronto’s indoor gardens serve as a dual reminder. First, even in the urban expanse, pockets of serene nature await discovery and provide opportunities for pause. Second, any space, including our offices, can mirror these verdant paradises with the right inspiration and care.

So, if the idea of turning your office into a lush, tropical haven has taken root, Benji's is here to nurture that seed. Being experts in plant care and having an immense passion for greenery, we would love you to infuse nature into your space!

Reach out at or +1 416 771 7490


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