Located off the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Centennial Lilac Garden is a delightful combination of visual beauty and a heady fragrance. In May and June, the garden comes alive with spectacular blossoms that transform the place into a colourful wonderland. The garden is situated near other equally amazing spots such as the Floral Clock, the Butterfly Conservatory and the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge.
Established in 1967 to mark Canada’s centennial year, this beautiful garden was created from funds given by the American Rotary Clubs of District 709. Spread over an area of 10 acres, the Centennial Lilac Garden has more than 1,200 plants consisting of 200 different varieties. Symbolizing love and innocence, lilacs herald the arrival of spring and the Centennial Lilac Garden has an abundance of these beauties during springtime. As soon as you enter the garden, you can immediately smell the sweet fragrance of the lilacs. You can walk along the grassy pathways and marvel at the planting beds with row after row of dazzling lilacs. The sight is soothing and refreshing to the senses as the lilacs appear in myriad hues of violet, lavender, white, purple, pink and blue.
The garden’s peaceful atmosphere and natural setting is ideal for lounging on a blanket with a picnic basket marvelling at the lovely lilacs. You can also watch pretty butterflies fluttering from flower to flower. The beautiful blossoms make for great photographs as well so don’t forget to get your camera. Admission to the Centennial Lilac Garden is free, as is parking. The experience of being in the garden is truly priceless and people who have an affinity for flowers at this beautiful free Niagara Attraction.
View our: Niagara Falls Hotel Packages