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The world famous Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens were originally established in 1936 as the Training School for Apprentice Gardeners and in 1959 were renamed the NPC School of Horticulture. With an increase in garden development and quality of the plant collections, the school campus was officially declared a botanical garden in 1990. Since 1936, horticultural excellence has been the emphasis of the three year training program. Students obtain daily practical horticultural experience while maintaining and developing the Botanical Gardens under staff direction and attend intensive academic classes. The Botanical Gardens are the important outdoor classroom for students studying at Canada’s only residential School of Horticulture.

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Hours & Rates The Botanical Gardens are open to the public seven days a week, FREE of charge from sunrise to sunset. The Butterfly Conservatory is open 9:00 to 5:00 pm (later closing times during the summer season), year-round except December 25. An admission fee applies for the Butterfly Conservatory. Every dollar you spend with us helps preserve the nature and heritage of the Falls and the Niagara Parkway, Niagara Parks has operated without tax dollars since 1885.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens 2565 North Niagara Parkway P.O. Box 150 Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada L2E 6T2 Telephone: 905-356-8554 npinfo@niagaraparks.com For Calendar of Blooms, Plant collection information and Garden Fact sheet, visit niagaraparks.com

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The Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture is a family of students, staff and alumni whose passion for the art, science and mystery of horticulture is evident in superior education, research, leadership and stewardship of their gift to the world - the Botanical Gardens. For more information visit www.schoolofhorticulture.com

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Botanical Treasures/Facts April 15 - May 30 ........................................Spring Flowering bulbs April 15 - October 30 ..................................Perennials, rock garden natural garden & herb garden May 15 - May 20 ..................................Japanese Flowering Cherries May 15 - June 30 ....................................................Rhododendrons May 15 - June 30 ......................................................................Irises May 30 - Sept. 30 ....................................Summer Bedding Displays June 15 - Sept. 30 ....................................................................Roses Sept. 15 - Oct. 30..........................................................Fall Displays (Dates may vary due to weather) Since 1936, the staff and students have strived to create a collection of plants which demonstrates the variety and beauty of the plant world. Today the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens maintains one of the largest and most diverse plant collections in Canada, including significant collections of deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs, herbaceous perennials, alpines, native plants, rhododendrons, vines, roses, tropicals and aquatic plants. Currently, there are more than 3000 different types of plants (taxa). All of the permanent plantings are labelled and documented. To find out more about which plants are in our collections and where they are on the grounds, visit: http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/Niagara/queryform.html PRINTED IN CANADA, 2008

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Botanical Garden Features Originally carved out of poor farm land, today’s 40 hectare (100 acre)

highlighted by innovative themed seasonal displays. Close by is the one-

the Canadian Shield. At the

Botanical Gardens are a thriving site for beautifully maintained gardens

of-a-kind Hornbeam Allée, that creates a grand view through the formal

entrance to the Conservatory,

and award-winning feature landscapes. Visitors are greeted at the main

Parterre Gardens. A spectacular view also extends through the Rose

the Butterfly Gift Shop fea-

entrance with an impressive and diverse perennial landscape, compli-

Garden to the Crabapple Vista and Arboretum collections. The formal

tures unique nature-themed

mented by colourful seasonal urns and overflowing hanging baskets.

English Herb Garden is also one of North America’s largest and should

gifts and offers first aid, wheel-

not be missed.

chairs, telephones, washrooms,

A key feature to the south end of the site is one of North America’s largest and finest Victorian Rose Gardens, with over 2,400 roses,

Visitors return time and time again to discover new ideas from the finely manicured Vegetable and Edible Plant Garden. Contrasting the immaculate formal landscape are the restful Woodland, Shade and Water Feature Gardens. Each season reveals new delights, particularly

and information. Ask at the Shop about special programs, horse-drawn carriage tours and guided garden walks that are frequently available. For a light

along the peaceful walk through the Arboretum, with its diverse and

meal or snack, the licensed Butterfly Café is located near the

sculpted long grass areas and one of Canada’s finest tree collections.

entrance to the grounds. Staff and students at the Niagara Parks

At the centre of the grounds is the Butterfly Conservatory, a tropical plant paradise filled with over 2,000 free-flying butterflies, waterfalls and native granite rock from the French River district on

Botanical Gardens & School of Horticulture welcome you and hope you enjoy our gift to the world - the Botanical Gardens.

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