On Sunday, May 13, Sonia Day, Canadian author and columnist for The Toronto Star, will be on0site at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse for a book signing and photo op with fans and fellow garden-lovers alike. The event will take place between 2 and 4 p.m.
The author of well-known gardening books, such as Incredible Edibles: 43 Fun Things to Grow in the City, Middle-Aged Spread, Moving to the Country at 50, and The Urban Gardener Series, will be visiting the Floral Showhouse to visit the gigantic Amorphophallus flower, which she talks about in her newest book The Untamed Garden.
This massive flower can grow up to 3 metres tall and has already been the topic of Sonia’s column in the Toronto Star on April 27, 2012. The NPC is fortunate enough to have two of these massive flowers, both donated by Louis M. Ricciardiello. Sonia Day will be signing her books and taking photos beside this natural phenomena, which she has described as “one of Mother Nature’s most raunchy creations.”
For more information on the Niagara Parks’ Amorphophallus blooms, visit our blog post, which features links to the most up-to-date pictures of the flowers.
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More information on the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
Hours of Operation & Location: the two plants are currently on display at the Floral Showhouse. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Niagara gem is located just south of the Horseshoe Falls, at 7145 Niagara Parkway.
Admission to the facility is $5 for adults and $3.75 for children 6-12 (excluding taxes), with monies generated being reinvested into the maintenance and care of the magnificent conservatory and surrounding gardens, as well as into additional programming and new exhibits. For an additional $5, residents of Ontario may also upgrade to a season’s pass, to return as often as they like as displays are changed throughout the year. Parking is also available on site.
The Niagara Parks Commission 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.