This past weekend my wife Ellen and I took a stroll through the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens located 10 kilometres north of the falls along the Niagara Parkway. Do yourself and your friends a favour and spend time in this lovely oasis. Entrance to the 40 hectare (99 acre) gardens is free (There is a small parking fee).

This is also the location of the NPC School of Horticulture, an institution that provides unique practical training to horticulture students.

Here are a few photographs I took to prove my point.