First-Ever Orchid Show Officially Opens at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse

  • A first for the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse in its over 70-year history, a brand-new Orchid Show is now open to the public.
  • Show features a special curated collection of orchids inspired by the upcoming total solar eclipse happening in Niagara Falls on April 8.
  • For tickets and more information, visit niagaraparks.com/orchid.

In a burst of colour and spring fragrance, the highly anticipated first ever in-person Orchid Show made its debut inside the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse on March 8. Featuring unique hybrids and bloom varieties, this year’s show is inspired by the upcoming total solar eclipse expected in Niagara Falls on April 8, 2024. The show draws inspiration from the celestial event, showcasing a mesmerizing palette of celestial hues ranging from striking purples to cheerful yellows, pinks, and whites.

Rare orchid varieties create striking displays inside the North and Centre Houses. Visitors can admire adorning floral accents such as an orchid moon gate, arches, and pillars featuring the captivating Blackadder, Little Pinky, Lotte, Pikachu, Pinky, Sunshine and White Apple. To accompany the orchids, lush greenery accents of Majesty Palms, Alocasia Polly, Tradescantia Zebrina, and Blue Star Ferns are set to be a sensory rich experience for all who visit.

This year’s theme of the total solar eclipse can be found sprinkled throughout the Floral Showhouse. In the Centre House, prepare to witness bright yellow orbs of orchids taking inspiration from the earth’s sun. Meanwhile, the formations of yellow, white and purple orchids symbolize galaxies across the universe. As guests enter the North House, prepare to be amazed by floral creations that pull the viewer to the showstopping white moon-inspired orchid orb.

Admission to the Orchid Show is $8 per adult and $5 per child, children two and under are free. Admission is also included in Niagara Parks’ season passes and bundled attraction packages.

The First of its Kind at the Floral Showhouse 

Since the Floral Showhouse creation in 1946, it has never boasted a show dedicated to the delicate and strenuous orchid. After years of planning, Niagara Parks’ expert horticulturalists have grown over 1,500 orchids to launch the first Orchid Show at the Floral Showhouse. This daunting undertaking by horticulturalist staff had to monitor the orchids around the clock, from precise temperature control to careful watering techniques and expert potting soil choices, the dedicated team has spared no effort to ensure that each bloom is in peak condition for the 2024 show.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit niagaraparks.com/orchid.

About Niagara Parks

Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.

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