Floral Showhouse

Floral Showhouse

Floral Showhouse

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Explore this garden oasis just a short walk south of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. With three main displays houses, a stunning tropical foyer, and our Life on Display miniature village collection, you'll want to visit again and again.

The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse features several floral shows each year, celebrating major holidays, community events and the beauty of nature. Don't miss our incredible collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species are on display year-round.

  • Year Round
    Year Round
  • Approximate Duration (60 min.) (varies)
    Approximate Duration (60 min.) (varies)
  • Partially Accessible
    Partially Accessible
  • Self-guided Experience
    Self-guided Experience

Annual Poinsettia Display

Celebrate the holiday season with Niagara’s Annual Poinsettia Show inside the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse. This iconic show features traditional holiday landscapes with modern touches of brilliant colours and lights that make the warmth and magic of the holiday season come to life.

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Annual Poinsettia Show

Immerse yourself in an enchanting winter wonderland of vibrant colours as hundreds of meticulously cultivated poinsettias transform the iconic Floral Showhouse into a festive paradise. From traditional reds to unique, eye-catching varieties, these festive blooms will inspire holiday cheer.

Experience the magic of the season at Niagara Parks’ Annual Poinsettia Show, open until January 7, 2024.


Our History

Niagara Parks, a global leader in horticulture since 1885, first opened two small wooden structures in 1894 for the purpose of growing seasonal plants for Queen Victoria Park. The first floral conservatory soon followed in 1897.

The Floral Showhouse you see today opened in November 1946, with the north and south houses added in 1951 and in June 1980, the front reception and gift shop opened featuring a large glass-enclosed ceiling allowing our horticulturalists to grow large palms and other tropical trees.

Today, the Floral Showhouse boasts several beautiful exhibits throughout the year with collections of orchids, ferns and tropical plants.

North + Centre Houses

The North and Centre houses host several unique floral exhibits throughout the year. Each display connects our horticultural expertise with the wonder of flowers and plants. Look for custom details that create a bit of whimsy for our guests!

Since their inception, these spaces within the Floral Showhouse have showcased an annual spring and fall display. Additional annual displays often celebrate holidays or give our plant experts the chance to connect with the local community and our international visitors with stories about Niagara Parks, the region, our partners, Ontario and Canada.

As many as 20,000 plants are grown annually for the Floral Showhouse and its conservatory spaces.


South House

Inside the South House, you’ll discover a myriad of stunning tropical plants. Explore palms, succulents and even some commonly known house plants.

What makes this space so special are the incredible orchids throughout the house. A symbol of elegance and perfection, they showcase blooms in a range of colour and sizes.

Life on Display

The Life on Display exhibit is an outdoor art installation of restored miniatures from Durham region’s former Cullen Miniature Village. The exhibit explores the complex cultivation of happiness in homes and gardens throughout the province.

Discover life-like representations of Ontario landmarks, as well as abstract interpretations of simple architectural details you’d see on homes throughout our province. And don’t forget everyone’s favourite: a working model train winding amongst the charming buildings and greenery.

All aboard! Originally built in the 1960’s, the train was part of Cullen Gardens & Miniature Village in Whitby, Ontario and was a major tourist attraction for 25 years. Every day, the train draws families to watch as it circles the 122-metre (400-foot) track and the tiny houses, schools and fire station it passes by.


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Still have questions about planning your trip to Niagara Parks? Call our Guest Services Centre at 1.877.642.7275 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.