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.
From the latter part of May, traditional carpet bedding material is used until frost occurs. Adjacent to the Floral Clock is the Centennial Lilac Garden which blooms profusely late in May each year. There are over 250 varieties of plants here and a total of over 1200 individual shrubs. The Floral Clock is beautifully maintained for the visitors to photograph.
|March 21-May 15||Spring Flowering Bulbs|
|April 15-October 15||Carpet Bedding Displays|
|April 15-October 30||Perennials|
|April 15-October 30||Rock Garden|
|April 24-May 9||Lilacs|
|May 30-September 30||Annual Displays|
|September 15-October 30||Fall Displays|
Visit Floral Clock the most photographed location in the region next to Niagara Falls. Parking, washrooms and a gift shop are provided for the visitors close to Centennial Lilac Garden.
Hours of Operation:
May 4 - 18
Weekdays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Weekends 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 19 - June 22
Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 23 - Sept 2
Daily 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
June 30, July 1, July 2 (Canada Day Weekend )
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sept 3 - Till the end of season
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Closing times may be adjusted depending on weather conditions