Enjoy Nature from Home
This is the time of year when everything in nature comes alive! The promise of new life, the promise of hope. What do you love most about spring? For us, it’s about connecting with nature, getting our hands dirty, listening to the birds and being mindful of the delicate balance between us, our pollinators and our ecosystems.
Flowers are Blooming in Niagara Parks
Niagara Parks continues to be closed in response to the Covid-19 public health crises. During this time of isolation, we thought we’d bring nature to you, afterall, what connects us is what we find in nature.This spring let’s all energize by taking a step outside, breathe the fresh spring air, listen to the birds and notice what’s blooming around you.
To find out what’s blooming at Niagara Parks, our Nature & Gardens experts update our bloom calendar for garden enthusiasts. See if you can spot them next time you’re out in your yard.
What’s Blooming Now?
Here’s a look at what’s blooming during March & April across our 56-KM Niagara River corridor.
Spring Crocus – Crocus vernus
The crocuses are up! These brightly coloured early spring blooming blubs are a delight to see. Planted in the fall, this perennial flower is grown in many gardens, woodlands and can be seen popping up through your lawn!
Winter Aconite – Eranthis hyemalis
This charming perennial is bursting with bright yellow flowers. It’s one of the earliest bulbs to bloom in the springtime. This plant is native to woodlands in Europe and is currently blooming in various locations across Niagara Parks!
Witch Hazel – Hamamelis virginiana
Also known as American witch-hazel, this shrub is native to North America. Its delicate yellow petals are a refreshing change from the dark days of winter. Witch hazel is also known to have many medicinal benefits.
Snowdrops – Galanthus nivalis
Hanging down like a ‘drop’ before it opens, Snowdrops are one of the first bulbs to bloom in the spring. Their delicate perennial flowers will perform best in rock gardens and woodland gardens where their pure white flowers will brighten your day!
There are about 20 different species of Hellebores. One of the earliest to bloom, this perennial has beautiful flowers in a variety of colours and unusual shapes with attractive green foliage. Plant your hellebores in the shade. Once it’s established, it’s easy to care for and will greet you with a pretty spring flower.
About Niagara Parks
Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River.
Niagara Parks offers visitors the opportunity to authentically experience and interpret the 56 kilometre Niagara River corridor through our sprawling parklands, natural attractions, locally-sourced culinary offerings, celebrated golf courses and restored heritage sites.