Travel the Niagara Parkway north some 10 kilometres from the falls and you’ll come across this lovely lilac garden. If you have the windows down in our car you’ll smell the gardens before you see them! The garden is just beside the world famous floral clock.

In 1966, just prior to Canada’s Centennial year, a gift of thirty-five hundred dollars from the American Rotary club of Lewiston, New York was given to the Niagara Parks Commission to establish this garden in honour of Canada’s Centennial.

Many improvements and additions have been made to the gardens. Today, you’ll find on ten acres over 1,200 mature shrubs with 225 different varieties of lilacs.

The gardens are at their best during the months of May and June.

Parking is free here.