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Floral Clock

Unique and Impressive flowerly clock that chimed on the hour. The planted face is maintained by Niagara Parks horticulture staff, while the mechanism is kept in working order by Ontario Hydro, the organization that originally built the clock. The intricate designs on the face of the timepiece are created with up to 16,000 carpet bedding plants. The floral design is changed twice each year, featuring viola in the Spring and four cultivars of Alternanthera along with green and grey forms of Santolina Sage during the Summer and Fall. California Golden Privet and Blue Festuca Grass may be used for contrast.

The grounds surrounding the clock feature bedding displays and a tower at the back of the clock houses Westminster chimes that greet each quarter hour. The door to the tower was not opened so we could see the mechanism and enjoy photographs that show the history of almost every face design all the way back to 1950.

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apbeaches
Jun 24, 2015

THE FLORAL CLOCK

This floral clock built in 1950 is one of the largest in the world, it measures 40ft across and has a loud tick ! you can go around the back of the clock to view the mechanism and see pictures of the floral displays from previous years, the clock chimes every quarter hour

this is a stop on the People Mover route, there are restrooms, a cafe and gift shop

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BerniShand
Apr 04, 2011

Niagara's Largest Clock!

On your next visit to Niagara, you will be amazed on the artistic creation of the Niagara's Floral clock. This beautiful clock is very close to Niagara Falls which is located approximately 140 kilometres south from Toronto. It is also close to the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens with a distance of approximately 2.5 kilometres. To give you a bit of information about the clock, it was built in 1950 and since then became one of the largest clock in the world at 12.2 metres or 40 feet in diameter. The face of this floral clock is changed twice a season. The most interesting information about the Niagara Floral Clock is that admission is Free.
Come visit us and see for yourself!

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freddie18
Apr 04, 2011

Interesting Floral Clock

At first you would probably think, what's the big deal about a clock? But when you get there, you will know how interesting and unique this is. The size of this clock is amazing, and be sure to take a look in the back at the machine that is driving this clock. The floral design on the face of the clock is changed twice a year. This clock is located on Niagara Parkway which can be a quick 10-15 minute stop if you are driving on your way from Niagara Falls to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Admission and parking are free.

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Dec 23, 2008
 
 
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The Floral Clock - not your average clock

This isn't your normal garden or clock, but a 40 foot wide clock who's face is make up of 15,000 to 20,000 flowers and is replanted with a new look twice a year with no two ever being the same.

It was built in 1950, and designed after the one in Prince's St. Garrdens in Edinburgh.

During the day the back of the clock is open to visitors who want to see 'what makes it tick', also there are photos of various years past.

Best of all, it's FREE.

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Robin922
Jun 25, 2008

Fabulous Floral Clock

This was not the draw that brought me to the Falls, but once I'd discovered there was a floral clock, I was NOT leaving without first seeing it! Originally built in 1950, inspired by the one (smaller) found in Edinburgh Scotland. This floral clock is maintained by the Niagara Parks Commission, all flowers and plants grown right in thier own plant nursery! Each year is a different floral arrangement (see previous years' clocks amongst my other photographs) It chimes every 15 minutes.

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TropicGirl77
Aug 24, 2006

Floral Clock

Originally built by Ontario Hydro in 1950, this site features a floral design with upwards of 16,000 carpet bedding plants. The design is changed twice each year. The spring display features viola, while the summer/fall display features four cultivars of Alternanthera along with the green and grey forms of Santolina Sage. California Golden Privet is used for contrast, as is Blue Festuca Grass from time to time.

The grounds surrounding the clock feature bedding displays and a tower housing Westminster chimes that greet each quarter hour.

It's a big floral clock by Queenston Heights. If you are already heading into Niagara-On-The-Lake from Niagara Falls, stop by and take a look. It's pretty cool to see it work and all the flowers, it's pretty big thing in Niagara Region. Usually very busy.

Free admission. Open April-September

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JennysTravels
Jul 13, 2006

Floral Clock

The face of this clock is made of a variety of flowers and every year, it has a different design. It actually displays accurate time also.
I wouldn't call it an absolute "must see", but if you are in the area it is worth a 5 to 10 minute stop.
Don't think you will be able to get a picture of it without people standing around it during the summer months unless you arrive there very early.
Admission is free.

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Aug 06, 2003

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Floral Clock

Niagara's Floral Clock is another free horticultural attraction just 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) north of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. Built in 1950, the clock is one of the largest in the world at 12.2 metres (40 feet ) in diameter. The "floral face" of the clock is changed twice a season. Violas are planted to provide a colourful design to welcome in the spring season.

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sunnywong
Sep 17, 2002

FLORAL CLOCK

The world's second largest floral clock, it is made from over 20,000 individual plants and is redesigned twice a year. It chimes on the quarter hour with the Westminster Chimes. The hands on the clock are huge - the second hand weighs 250 lbs and the hour and minute hand weigh 500 lbs each. It is really impressive.

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kimberbakos
Aug 26, 2002

Floral clock

This unique floral clock is the largest of its kind. Beautifully maintained by the Niagara Parks Commission . 2 time's a year they change it's look

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Dec 19, 2005

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