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Nature + Gardens

Escape to our sprawling parkland, manicured gardens, or peaceful Butterfly Conservatory with Niagara Parks Nature and Gardens. Discover world-famous rose collections, spectacular flowering trees and shrubs, and annual baskets in full bloom. Explore historic Queen Victoria Park and the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, meet our naturalists for a hike through the Niagara Glen, travel along our winding trails, or cycle along the Niagara River Recreation Trail.

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Floral Showhouse

Floral Showhouse

Collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species are on display throughout the year, along with floral shows that reflect the changing seasons. With eight shows per year, something new is always in bloom.

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    Year-round
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    Approximate Duration
    30 min.
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Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

Established in 1936, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens presents visitors with 99 acres of beautifully maintained gardens.

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    Year-round
Queenston Heights

Queenston Heights

Nestled high atop the Niagara Escarpment, Queenston Heights Park combines leisure and history in one scenic location.

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    Year-round
Dufferin Islands

Dufferin Islands

This popular area is 10 acres of paradise - a quiet, secluded park containing several small islands connected by small bridges and footpaths.

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    Year-round
Blooms in Niagara Parks

Blooms in Niagara Parks

Our Nature & Gardens experts keep you up-to-date on what's blooming in Niagara Parks!

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    Seasonal
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    Self-guided
Butterfly Conservatory

Butterfly Conservatory

Located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, visitors to the Butterfly Conservatory are transported to a tropical paradise full of lush vegetation, trickling waterfalls and thousands of vibrantly coloured butterflies.

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    Year-round
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    Approximate Duration
    90 min.
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Niagara Glen

Niagara Glen

The trails through the Niagara Glen overlook the rapid waters of the Niagara River and the natural phenomenon that is the Niagara River Whirlpool.

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    Year-round
Oakes Garden Theatre

Oakes Garden Theatre

The shaded lily ponds and formalized gardens in Oakes Garden Theatre offer visitors a tranquil escape in the heart of Niagara Falls.

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    Year-round
Paradise Grove

Paradise Grove

The Paradise Grove Oak Savannah Restoration area is located at the north end of the Niagara Parkway near Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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    Year-round
Pollinator Garden Route

Pollinator Garden Route

Tour the pollinator garden route along the Niagara Parkway and learn more about incredible pollinating species, from bumblebees to hummingbirds, who, despite their small size, play a major role in maintaining our environment.

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    Seasonal
Niagara Glen Nature Centre

Niagara Glen Nature Centre

Overlooking the spectacular Niagara River, the Niagara Glen Nature Centre offers hikers wide array of refreshments and unique souvenirs. Bouldering permits and supplies can be purchased at the Centre as well.

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    Seasonal
    Apr - Nov
Floral Clock

Floral Clock

The intricate designs on the face of the Floral Clock are created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants and are changed twice each year.

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    Seasonal
    May - Oct
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    Approximate Duration
    30 min.
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Queen Victoria Park

Queen Victoria Park

Stroll through the beautifully maintained gardens that overlook Niagara Falls and enjoy free live entertainment and special events throughout the year.

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    Year-round


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