If you love flowers and all things pretty, you must visit the Floral Showhouse, one of the most breathtaking things to do in Niagara Falls, Canada. This iconic Niagara Falls spot has been around for more than 70 years, displaying in-season plants and flowers for those visiting Niagara Falls.
The Floral Showhouse is one of the sweetest things to do in Niagara Falls because it’s dazzling for the senses. Beautifully coloured and divinely scented flowers greet you at every turn. You walk in and instantly feel a sense of peace in this little slice of paradise. It’s only a short walk from Niagara Falls and top Niagara Falls restaurants, so be sure to add the Floral Showhouse to your itinerary on your next visit.
Floral Showhouse Details
Location: 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X8 Canada
Phone number: (877) 642-7275
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Admission: $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12
Floral Showhouse Schedule
The Floral Showhouse features eight floral shows per year, meaning the flowers are changed out to reflect the seasons. All floral shows are surrounded by collections of tropical plant species, succulents and orchids throughout the year. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in May 2019 and beyond:
Annual Hydrangea Display
May 4-June 3
The hydrangea shrub blooms in spring and summer, creating a stunning display of clusters of colourful flowers. See hydrangeas in pinks, blues, purples and white in this display that’s a must-see when visiting Niagara Falls in spring.
Annual Summer Show
June 8-September 9
The Annual Summer Show in 2019 celebrates two themes – the colour ultraviolet, which was the 2018 colour of the year, and Chinese culture. See ultraviolet in plants like strobilanthes, gomphrena and colocasia, proving plants can be just as colourful as the flowers surrounding them. A wishing bridge, moon gate and red lanterns and umbrellas give visitors a glimpse into Chinese traditions.
In the summer months, it’s also worth checking out the gardens surrounding the Floral Showhouse. These include ponds, an Artists’ Garden and a fragrance garden, all of which are great for wandering through and soaking in. Plants in the fragrance garden are identified in Braille for the visually impaired.
Reiger Begonia Show
September 14-October 21
Usher in fall with the Reiger Begonia show, a display of these beautiful flowers surrounded by kale, swiss chard, sunflowers and solidago. Fall colours like orange, maroon and red will be seen in displays featuring crotons, amaranthus, millet and ornamental peppers, too.
Annual Chrysanthemum Show
October 26-November 18
See a burst of colour at the Annual Chrysanthemum Show, where pinks, yellows, bronzes and greens take centre stage. You can see brush varieties of chrysanthemums, single-stem exhibitions and collections in pyramids, pillars and baskets.
November 23-January 7
Welcome the holiday spirit with the festive Annual Poinsettia Show, complete with a glittering winter light exhibition surrounding these beautiful traditional winter decorations. See poinsettias, azaleas, Christmas cactus, paperwhite narcissus, cyclamen and more.
More to See at the Floral Showhouse
Besides the magnificent flower and plant displays inside the Floral Showhouse, one of the coolest displays to check out here is the miniature Life on Display Exhibit, outside the venue. This outdoor art installation features repurposed vintage pieces from the Durham Region’s Cullen Miniature Village collection.
Viewers can see lifelike miniature representations of Ontario landmarks, like a replication of Parkwood Estate and Muskoka Cottages. A vintage train travels throughout the exhibit. This is a permanent display you can check out all year long.
See More with a Wonder Pass
If you’re interested in the Floral Showhouse and want to check out more things to do in Niagara Falls Canada, you can get a Wonder Pass for $25 and save on attractions. The Wonder Pass includes admission to:
- Floral Showhouse
- Journey Behind the Falls
- Niagara’s Fury
- Butterfly Conservatory
It also provides two-day WEGO + Falls Incline Access, as well as other passholder benefits. It’s a great way to check out things to do near Niagara Falls at a discounted price.
Complete Your Niagara Falls Trip
There’s no shortage of Niagara Falls attractions to keep you and your party busy. At Marriott on the Falls, we’ve curated more money-saving Niagara Falls packages for you to take advantage of. Whether you’re into casino gaming, waterpark fun, wineries and wine tastings or indulgent spa days, we have packages that can help you save on doing what you love.
The Floral Showhouse is only about a 35-minute walk from Marriott on the Falls. On the way, you can check out attractions like the Journey Behind the Falls tour. We can also help arrange transportation so you can get wherever you want to go quickly. Book your Niagara Falls stay now.