A short guide to the amazing Toronto Music Garden

Toronto’s Music Garden, ©Mike Miley/Flickr

The Toronto Music Garden is loved on many levels – the garden is infused through the spirit of music, dance and artistic intellect, as a public-place for young or old identical to enjoy and discover, and as a meditative-space to sit and softly wonder about nature, environment and life. This place is the most attractive symbol of Toronto’s contribution to the international community, and a friend place for anyone to enjoy.

Sony is the music provider in this garden. An adored public garden celebration: The award-winning Toronto Music Garden celebrates  10 years. To honor this significant occasion, landscape designer and author Julie Moir Messervy published The Toronto Music Garden: Inspired by Bach. There anyone can find a large list of gardens, plants, and playing music.

Toronto Music Garden’s Map, ©berriehol/Flickr

A rising and falling river scale with curves & bends- Prelude

The first movement of the collection defines the sentiment of a flowing river. The whole is overtopping by an alley of national Hackberry trees. This is just the first part.

Forest of wandering trails- Allemande

Allemande is well-known as an ancient German dance, presented here as a Birch forest. The visitor is invited at this movement to swirl innermost into a mixture of meditative sitting areas. This moves higher up on the hillside, as a crescendo in a rocky vantage place which points over to the circle of Dawn Redwood trees.

Pathway through a wildflower-meadow- Courante

“Courante” at the Toronto Music Garden, ©Shaun Merritt/Flickr

Italian and French dance form, the Courante is an energetic movement that is presented here as upward-spiraling swirl through a green field of grasses and brightly painted perennials for birds and butterflies. Maypole spins is the top in the wind.

Conifer in the contour of an arc- Sarabande

Sarabande is an ancient Spanishe dance form. More like a circle that is enclosed by a huge and tall needle-leaf evergreen. As a poet’s corner, the garden’s focus movement is a massive stone that appear as a stage for readings, with a small pool of water that reflects the endless sky.

Toronto’s Music Garden, ©Mike Miley/Flickr

Ceremonial flower parterre- Menuett

French dance was existing in Bach’s time. The grace is reflected in the symmetry  of this movement’s presentation. Hand-made circular pavilion is planned to safe haven small musical orchestra or dance group.

“Menuett”, Toronto Music Garden, at night, ©Bruvyman/Flickr

Dance steps to the outside world- Gigue

Gigue, or “jog” is an English dance.  The steps curved amphitheatre that center on a stone-stage set under a lamentation willow tree. A movement for unceremonious performances. Vegetation and perennials act as enclosing arms, framing the tableau out onto the anchorage.

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