Visit Niagara Parks this Easter Weekend

Visit Niagara Parks this Easter weekend for fun family activities to get you in the mood for spring!

Easter Egg Scramble Returns to the Butterfly Conservatory
April 6 – 8, 2012

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is pleased to announce the return of its fun-filled Easter

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

egg word scramble activity for families over the long weekend, April 6 – 8, 2012. Children will be encouraged to look for letters hidden throughout the Conservatory to spell a secret phrase for a chance to win a grand prize gift basket donated by Pop & Lolly’s Candy Shop. Thanks to generous donations from Kraft/Cadbury, Falls Wholesale Limited and Mars, each child will also receive one complimentary treat (while supplies last) after their visit.

Families may download and print a special Niagara Parks colouring page in advance of their visit and NPC staff will be pleased to post the artwork on site.

Grand Prize Basket, courtesy of Pop & Lolly's

Grand Prize Basket, courtesy of Pop & Lolly's

The fully accessible Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is located on the grounds of the world-renowned Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens & School of Horticulture, a short drive north of the Falls at 2565 Niagara Parkway. Admission is $12.95 for adults (ages 13+), $8.25 for children (6 – 12 years), and children five and under are admitted FREE (prices in Cdn. plus tax). Parking is available on-site.

The Butterfly Conservatory will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Friday – Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Easter Monday, with the last visitors admitted 30 minutes before closing. Please call (905) 356-8119 for details.

 

Annual Easter Show at Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse

Easter Lily Cross - Floral Showhouse

Easter Lily Cross - Floral Showhouse

The Niagara Parks Commission’s Floral Showhouse is pleased to once again feature a seasonal favourite – The Easter Flower Display – a Niagara tradition for over 65 years. The popular addition of real chicks and bunnies have returned, which is a treat for kids and adults alike.

The Easter show features a cross display of lilies surrounded by colourful and fragrant spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and azaleas. The warm and serene setting is bursting with gorgeous blooms, orchids and exotic tropical plants as well as beautiful songbirds to get you in the mood for spring. Thanks to a

Bunny - Floral Showhouse

Bunny - Floral Showhouse

generous sponsorship from Mars Canada, Floral Showhouse staff will also be handing out free chocolate to visitors over the Easter weekend as well.

The displays in the popular greenhouses are regularly changed for visitors’ enjoyment, with eight seasonal plant exhibitions that are carefully grown and professionally displayed, along with a large permanent tropical plant collection. The expanded “Shop in the Garden” also includes a café area where visitors may enjoy light refreshments and shop for unique garden gifts.

Admission to this facility is $5 and all monies generated are reinvested into the maintenance and care of the magnificent conservatory and surrounding gardens, as well as into

Chicks - Floral Showhouse

Chicks - Floral Showhouse

additional programming and new exhibits. For an additional $5, residents of Ontario may upgrade to a season’s pass, to return as often as they like as the displays are changed throughout the year.

Located just south of the Falls on the Niagara Parkway, the Floral Showhouse is open each day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Paid parking is available on site.

 

Both the Butterfly Conservatory and Floral Showhouse are owned and operated by The Niagara Parks Commission. NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

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