Not much to do there but I did enjoy my stroll and vegetation`s observation. ;-)
Too bad the rose garden was not ready yet - would of been quite a scenery.
Remember seeing a funny note (see 3rd picture).
Niagara Botanical Gardens that seem to start attracting tourists in early spring, attract hoards of them starting summer season.
When we visited the gardens along with relatives from Qatar and New Jersey on July 1, tourists were coming in families and in groups to enjoy the beauty of summer blooms. Many empty spots that we observed during our Spring trip, were now showing blooms.
The small zoological garden was also open and young children were enjoying every bit of it. The restaurant was extremely busy and the ice cream vendor was surrounded by children and their parents.
The botanical gardens are free of cost and an absolute delight.
When we visited the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens in May 2008, early spring flowers (Daffodils and Tulips) were in bloom in the spring section of the gardens, as were Cherry Blossoms and Plum Blossoms.
We saw many budget travellers and lone-wolf tourists taking snapshots of the early spring blooms.
The winding scenic Niagara Parkway all the way to the Botanical Gardens in itself is a great attraction. It offers picturesque views of the gorge and of activities on the other side of the gorge (USA).
Niagara Parks' Botanical Gardens are located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, just a 10 minute (9 kms) drive north of the Falls. The beautiful Gardens provide home to the Butterfly Conservatory (not free). The park was established in 1936. Visitors enjoy flowers and foliage on 40 hectares (99 acres).
The Botanical Gardens are very, very beautiful. Words really don't do it justice. We did this towards the end of our vacation...and we were quite broke. The Botanical Gardens are FREE!!! ***The Butterfly Conservatory will uncooly charge you about 13 Canadian to see it.
There are two botanical gardens to explore. One is directly adjacent to the falls. The other is to be found a few minutes (maybe a 10 minute drive) downstream, along the river. There are some incredible mature specimens to be found at both and the one located away from the falls has a beautiul display garden of edible plants as well as a rose garden with some interesting sculpture. As long as you are in the area, be sure to walk, bike, skate or drive along the river. The trail is dotted with wineries!
Take a stroll around the hundred acre Botanical Gardens. They are beautiful and vibrant. Although many people visit here, it is still a nice place to get way from the crowds at the falls. A school of horticulture is housed here. Admission is free.