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Floral Show House

 Left: The Floral Show House Children Sculpture inside display. Top Righ: The Floral Show House Fall display. Botton Right: Rose garden outside diplay. [Krsitin Overholt].
 

GENERAL INFORMATION


This beautiful show house is just a short walk from the main attraction of Niagara Falls and provides a wide variety of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species that are on display throughout the year. The Floral Show House is an excellent place to visit year round because it showcases changing flowers that bloom throughout the seasons. The Floral Show House has different displays as you walk into the show house indicating what season the flowers are representing. The Floral Show House not only has a wide variety of flowers within the building, It is surrounded by outdoor gardens and displays which attract many visitors each year. Also, along with the wide variety of flowers that are present there are many water features that add a calm and relaxing atmosphere to the garden such as water features and sculptures.

 

The Floral Show House is widely known for there specific features offered such as there extensive rose garden surrounding the perimeter of the show house, there fragrance garden where plants are identified in braille for persons who are visually impaired. The Floral Show House is also known for having two of the world’s tallest growing Titan Arum flowers. The Titan Arum flower that is on display at the Floral Show House is a massive bell-shaped flower up to three meters in height. This rare flower has the ability to grow for many years without blooming, and when it is ready the bloom only lasts for two to three days. The Titan Arum is also known for its unique and distinct smell. The smell can be distinguished from up to 50 yards away, smelling closely to rotting fish. The smell of the Titan Arum acts as protection from animals and is used to attract insects that normally feed on dead animals. After flowering, a single leaf emerges in the place of the blossom, which is the size of a small tree, standing up to six meters tall and five meters across. This Titan Arum typically grows in the rainforest or Sumatra, which makes it exceedingly rare to see, bringing people from all around the world to visit and experience the Floral Show House.

 

 


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This destination is also part of the TripClip tour Niagara Gardens Tour
 

 


Hours of Operation

The Floral Show House is open year round, and has specific hours of operations throughout each month, for specific hours of operation visit Niagara Parks for more details. 

 

 


DIRECTIONS

From Toronto:

(Estimated time: 1 hour 37 minutes, 128 km)
Head South on the QEW highway towards Niagara/ East Hamilton/ Fort Erie

Take the exit onto Stanley Road staying to the right

Take your first right onto Niagara Parkway

Destination is just south of the falls.

 

From Fort Erie:

(Estimated time: 34 minutes, 35.7 km)

Take ramp to Queen Elizabeth Way

Take Exit ON-402 east towards Niagara Falls U.S.A

Continue onto Falls Avenue/Regional Road 420

Take Victoria Avenue ramp to the Falls and stay to the right

Turn right onto Queen Street 

Turn left onto River Road

Continue to Niagara Parkway

Destination will be on your right

 

From Niagara Falls:

(Estimated time: 9 minutes, 4.5 km)

Head east on Ferry Street towards Buchanan Avenue

Continue onto Victoria Avenue

Turn right onto Buttrey Street

Slight right to stay on Buttrey Street

Turn right onto Niagara Parkway

Destination will be on your right

 


Historical

The Floral Show House was created 1894 due to the fact that there were only two small wooden framed greenhouses that were created within the Queen Victoria Park, which were used as a source for annual flowers to grow and was also used for the production of a tropical exhibition of plant material. This made it very difficult to grow and tend for tropical or native flowers within the Niagara region. It then became a requirement to construct a proper greenhouse for the display of tropical flowers in Niagara Falls and to also make a construction, which allowed winter flowers to properly bloom throughout the seasons. This is why the Niagara Parks Commissions has created The Floral Show House. The Floral Show House is designed to allow as much natural light into the show house to keep flowers nutritious and to enhance the development of new seeds. The show house is also essential in keeping the temperature warm through winter months to avoid flowers dying. Today, the Niagara parks Commissions greenhouses such as The Floral Show house, provides approximately 175,000 annual and perennial plants. 

 

 


ECOLOGICAL


The Floral Show House is an area that is a climate controlled environment with over 70 free flying tropical birds, exotic plants, and running water fountains thought out the show house.

 

 


Further Information

The Floral Show House accommodates the disabled by having a garden dedicated to the sense of smell and by having braille inscriptions to indicate the different flower arrangements. 

 

 

There is paid parking attached to the Floral Show House. The entrance to the parking is the second driveway past the Floral Show House sign if you care coming from the North. The parking has a path that leads you to the entrance of the Show House. 

 

Floral Show House

 

Niagara Parks

 

Niagara Parks Floral Show House

 

 

Ownership & Management

Niagara Parks Commissions

Facilities

The Floral Show House has washroom facilities on site and is accessible to the public.

Admission Fee

There is an admission fee which you can see on the Floral Show House website. Also for an additional $5, residents of Ontario may upgrade to a Season Pass for unlimited return visits as the displays are changed throughout the year.

Accessibility

For convenience there is a wheelchair accessible to the public on a first come first serve basis.

Address

7145 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario
L2E 6T9

Telephone

(905) 354-1721

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.109521
Longitude -79.060965

Administration

The Floral Show House
7145 Niagara Parkway
Niagara, ON
L2E 6T9
Tel (905) 354-1721
Toll free 1800-563-2557
Email info@niagarafallstourism.com
Website http://www.niagaraparks.com/garden-trail/floral-showhouse.html

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