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This morning I made my way to the Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens here in Niagara Falls to record a couple of podcasts.
Before the interviews, I had time to look around the Botanical Gardens, which are free to visit. These gardens are located around a 15-minute drive from the Falls themselves and can be found on the north side of the Niagara Parkway.
Maintained by the School of Horticulture, these 99-acre gardens were established back in 1936. As they cover such a huge area, there are plenty of things to see and do during a trip here. The rose garden is very impressive, even at this time of the year, plus there’s a collection of other themed gardens including a herb garden and a vegetable garden. The arboretum is really cool too and boasts a huge variety of different trees.
Also onsite at the Botanical Gardens you’ll find the Butterfly Conservatory. You do have to pay to get in here but it’s a pretty cool spot so if you’re in the mood for something a little different, this is a good choice.
Inside the Conservatory, butterflies fly around all over the place. They’re free to roam wherever they fancy under the huge dome and can land anywhere, even on footpath so keep an eye on where you step. There’s a big collection of different types of butterflies, many of which are really beautifully coloured like the one pictured here.
After that, it was back into town to check out yet another of Niagara’s top attractions, the Maid of the Mist.