Established nearly 100 years ago, the Botanical Gardens contain 99 acres of immaculate horticulture, including their world-famous rose garden made up of more than 2,400 roses. Themed seasonal display beddings are changed three to four times each year, always complementing the permanent collection of perennials, flowering trees and shrubs. Located with the Butterfly Conservatory on the Niagara Parkway, the Botanical Gardens are free to visit!
Just 2.5 kilometres north of the Botanical Gardens, sits the massive 40-foot wide Floral Clock. Built in 1950, the clock is one of the largest in the world, made up of a breathtaking display of nearly 20,000 plants changed twice a season. The clock is located adjacent to the Centennial Lilac Garden, which is another spectacular scene especially during May and early June, when the lush lilacs are at their best.
While collections of orchids, succulents and other tropical plant species are on display throughout the year, visit from May 3 to June 3 for their especially ‘Springy’ Annual Hydrangea Show. Plus, don't miss the spectacular gardens surrounding the Floral Showhouse, including the instrammable Magnolia Alley – the pink tree framed walkway that leads to the Showhouse building.
Queen Victoria Park
Bounded by the steep Fallsview moraine and the Niagara River Great Gorge, the Park contains a valuable collection of unique native and international plants and beautifully maintained gardens. In Spring, over 500,000 daffodils start the season in their bright and welcoming way. Magnificent magnolia trees, breathtaking tulips and other blooms are all there for you to enjoy.
Walking through the Park beside the Falls, from Clifton Hill to beyond Dufferin Islands, you can enjoy a rock garden, hanging baskets, a Hybrid tea rose garden and attractive carpet-bedding displays. Park benches and well-groomed lawns provide pleasant venues for relaxation and photography.