Sculpture gardens are the perfect blend between nature and art, featuring art installations from local and international artists and concerning multiple different themes. As you stroll or bike through these outdoor galleries, you’ll find yourself experiencing a unique story at each location.
Windsor Sculpture Park
Located on the shores of the Detroit River in an outdoor space, the Windsor Sculpture Park is an outdoor sculpture museum that boasts internationally recognized contemporary works by significant artists.
Address: Assumption Park, Windsor
Cambridge Sculpture Park
Tucked away by the Grand River, this sculpture park is a quiet oasis that features multiple permanent sculptures and featured sculptures to complement the nature surrounding them. It is a place to combine the beauty of nature and art all at once.
Address: 53 Grand Ave S, Cambridge
Sculpture Garden at McMichael’s Canadian Collection
By the Humber River Valley is the Sculpture Garden at McMichael’s Canadian Collection. With the planted wilderness garden and network of outdoor paths and trails, the Ivan Eyre Sculpture Garden presents a series of installations and outdoor sculptures.
Address: Vaughan, ON L4H 3N5
Donald Forster Sculpture Park
Enhanced with the landscape around it, the Donald Forster Sculpture Park includes a collection of historical and international works and permanent works by Canadian artists. It is considered one of the best and most diverse sculpture parks in Canada.
Haliburton Sculpture Forest
The Haliburton Sculpture Forest is located in Glebe Park, a place with an outdoor collection of sculptures done by Canadian and international artists and surrounded by trails for biking and walking. Tours are provided for those who want to learn more about each art piece.
Address: 297 College Dr, Haliburton
Although not an entire park filled with sculptures, Ireland Park is a park in Toronto that boasts some haunting sculptures by Rowan Gillespie. The sculptures add to emotive energy in the park and dynamism among nature.
Address: Queens Quay W, Toronto
Screaming Heads Midlothian Castle & Gallery
Midlothian Castle is the creation and home of retired Secondary School art teacher Peter Camani, an artist and sculptor who’s created an unusual residence in the form of a castle complete with a sculpture garden on an old 310-acre farm which is most commonly known as “Screaming Heads”.
Address: Midlothian Road, approximately 5 km from Hwy 520, Burk’s Falls.
Confederation Park – Gananoque
Gananoque’s Confederation Park is home to Canada’s largest outdoor contemporary art exhibit. It is located on a former industrial site that is now a beautiful spot for a picnic next to a pond and fountain.
Address: 2 King St E, Gananoque
ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery
This unique sculpture garden is eclectic, and shows off some incredible Zimbabwean stone sculptures right by Rice Lake. There is a history behind this gallery, and they even provide sculpting workshops hosted by visiting artists.
Address: 855 Second Line Rd, Bailieboro
This exceptional gallery is a high-end spot for contemporary and historical fine art. It is located on the Huff Estates Winery and has three acres of winding paths that pass sculptures by Canadian and American artists among garden beds of lavender and sage.
Address: 2274 Prince Edward County Rd 1, Bloomfield
The Humanics Institute is a place for everyone and celebrates the varieties of race, ethnicity, religion, spirituality, and culture in Canada. Their sculpture park has sculptures that represents themes concerning humanity, philosophy, and various faiths among a nine-acre wooden ravine.
Address: 3468 Old Montreal Rd, Cumberland
Berczy Park is located in the heart of Toronto, and features a water fountain lined with dog and cat sculptures. Its centerpiece is complemented by other beautiful and interesting sculptures around the park as well.
Address: 35 Wellington St E, Toronto
Don River Valley Park
This urban park is known for its biking and hiking opportunities but boasts public art sculptures from local, national, and international artists that look at the land from ecological, cultural, industrial, and indigenous perspectives.
Address: Don Valley Pkwy, Toronto
Guild Park & Gardens
A beautiful sculptural garden located along the Scarborough Bluffs, Guildwood Park, was home to Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson & Spencer Clark, who were patrons of arts and preservationists. They acquired architectural remnants from lots of demolished buildings of early 2oth century and showcased it in the gardens.
Address: 201 Guildwood Parkway Toronto
Toronto Sculpture Garden
This quaint city sculpture garden has been around since the 80s. It provides city-goers with the opportunity to showcase interesting artworks of different scale and materials and hosts two projects per year.
Address: 115 King St E, Toronto
Max Tanenbaum Sculpture Garden
The Max Tanenbaum Sculpture Garden is located near the Bridgepoint Hospital, and includes twenty life-sized sculptures that celebrate the human spirit. These brilliant sculptures were created by William Lishman, a colorblind and dyslexic sculptor.
Address: 1 Bridgepoint Dr, Toronto
Remic Rapids Park
This riverfront park is known for its collection of balanced rock sculptures constructed by John Felice Ceprano. He has created these since 1986 and uses rocks found on the shore to provide this exploratory public art experience.
Address: Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Ottawa
Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection – Hendrie Park
The Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection can be found at Hendrie Park in the Royal Botanical Gardens. It includes intriguing art installations like the School of Fish – a twelve-inch carving from serpentinite stone, and is added to every year.
Address: 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington
13th Street Winery
The 13th Street Winery provides a multi-sensory experience on their grounds, not just with wine, but with a permanent exhibit of sculptures. 15 sculptures span the collection, and visitors can tour them all with a glass of wine in hand.
Address: 1776 Fouth Avenue, St. Catherines
Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden
This beautifully landscaped sculpture garden is one of Hamilton’s best kept secrets, a part of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. It features 14 sculptures that includes one of Keith Haring’s iconic pieces, and other beautiful iron and bronze pieces.
Address: Downtown Hamilton
During summer (non-COVID-19 times), Edwards Gardens features amazing sculptures from Africa throughout the grounds next to well-groomed and landscaped gardens. This outdoor art exhibition encompasses hundreds of stone sculptures that capture African life.
Address: 755 Lawrence Ave E, North York