For Immediate Release
February 21, 2012
Enjoy the Beauty of the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
New programming being introduced for 2012
Niagara Falls, ON – For over 65 years, the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse has been a beloved part of the Niagara Falls experience for Ontario residents and international travellers alike. The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is excited about the opportunity to work with the Master Gardeners of Niagara and others to provide enhanced programming and display opportunities at the Showhouse, which a new $5 admission fee (excluding tax), being implemented on March 1, will support.
The displays in the popular greenhouses are regularly changed for visitors’ enjoyment, with eight seasonal plant exhibitions that are carefully grown and professionally displayed, along with a large permanent tropical plant collection. The annual Spring Display is currently in place, featuring a variety of vibrant Primula, Calceolaria, Cyclamen, Cineraria, Schizanthus, forced bulbs and shrubs.
Flying through the warm and inviting Floral Showhouse are dozens of tropical songbirds, which add charm to the quaint facility. The expanded “Shop in the Garden” also includes a café area where visitors may enjoy light refreshments and shop for unique garden gifts. The shop and café are open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All monies generated through the new admission fees will be reinvested into the maintenance and care of this magnificent conservatory and surrounding gardens, as well as into additional programming and new exhibits, which will be announced throughout the year. For an additional $5, residents of Ontario may upgrade to a season’s pass, to return as often as they like as the displays are changed throughout the year.
Located just south of the Falls on the Niagara Parkway, the Floral Showhouse is open each day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paid parking is available on site. The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one which Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, NPC is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
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