Drive the lower Niagara Parkway north of the falls and chances are you’ll start to smell, than see various Lilacs Bushes that are now in bloom near the Floral Clock.
In 1966 just prior to Canada’s centennial year, The Niagara Parks Commission was given a gift of thirty-five hundreds dollars from the American Rotary Clubs of District 709.These funds were to be used for the sole purpose of establishing a centennial Lilac Garden, honouring Canada’s 100th birthday.
Today, the garden has grown and for a few weeks in late May and early June there are over 1,200 mature shrubs with 225 different varieties of lilacs found on this ten acre site.
Here are a few photos I took last week of the lilacs.
There’s plenty of free parking. Take the kids and grandparents to the garden, they’ll love it.