Toyohira Park (Sapporo City Toyohira-ku) is located on the former site of the Forestry Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and opened in 1977. The theme of this park is flowers, trees and shrubs. It identifies itself as a botanical garden. The Greenery Center is a visitor center with a greenhouse, offering information about plants and providing tips on setting up a good private garden. The Greenery Center’s admission is free, but they are closed on Mondays. There is also a library which houses plants-related books and magazines. Visitors can enjoy various gardens, with the best seasons being from spring to autumn.