A stroll through the Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens is ideal for someone looking for ideas for their home garden or someone who will appreciate the beauty of a variety of flower species. The 40 acres of gardens are maintained by the students of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, acting as an outdoor classroom for them.

Amber and I went earlier in the summer, so some of the gardens had not been filled. There were beautiful red, pink and orange roses in bloom when Amber and I stopped by for a walk through. The students were out and about working on the gardens and I know they are going to look beautiful when finished. We had a peaceful walk through the gardens and took a little break to take in the beauty and just watch people pass by. This is not the place for a family adventure but a great place for a couples getaway, to take in the gardens and enjoy one another’s company.

The Botanical Gardens are located along the Niagara Parkway and if you want to take an adventure through the Butterfly Conservatory, it’s located right in the gardens! Another stop along the Niagara Parkway is right down the way at the Floral Clock.