When people think of Niagara Falls, the thundering cascades of water immediately come to mind. However, the Niagara region is home to many hidden gems, one of which is the famous Flower Clock. As part of our BG Tours Canada day tour package to Niagara Falls, we are thrilled to include a visit to this unique and vibrant attraction.

Discover the Flower Clock

Nestled within the picturesque Queenston Heights Park, just a short drive from the Falls, the Flower Clock is an enchanting sight that captivates visitors with its vibrant blooms and precise timekeeping. This horticultural masterpiece is one of the largest and most intricate flower clocks in the world, making it a must-see attraction on your journey through Niagara.

A Brief History

The Flower Clock was officially unveiled in 1950, inspired by a similar floral clock in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was designed by Ted Nuttall, who was the Superintendent of the Niagara Parks Commission at the time. The clock was created as a symbol of the region’s dedication to horticulture and its rich natural beauty.

Design and Construction

What sets the Flower Clock apart is its sheer scale and meticulous design. The face of the clock measures a staggering 40 feet in diameter and is adorned with up to 16,000 plants. These plants are carefully selected and arranged to create intricate, colorful patterns that change with the seasons. The plants are meticulously maintained by the talented team at the Niagara Parks Commission.

The clock’s mechanism is equally impressive. Beneath the bed of flowers lies a robust clockwork system that operates the hands and ensures the clock maintains accurate time. The Westminster chimes housed in the nearby tower play every quarter-hour, adding a melodious charm to the experience.

Seasonal Splendor

One of the most captivating aspects of the Flower Clock is its ever-changing face. Depending on the time of year, you’ll witness a variety of floral displays, each crafted to reflect the season or special themes. In spring, vibrant tulips and daffodils burst into bloom, while summer brings a dazzling array of annuals in bold, bright hues. Autumn sees the clock adorned with chrysanthemums and ornamental cabbages, creating a tapestry of rich, warm colors.

Perfect Photo Opportunity

The Flower Clock is not just a timepiece; it’s a stunning piece of living art that offers countless photo opportunities. Whether you’re a nature lover, a photography enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates beauty, the clock’s intricate designs and vibrant colors provide a perfect backdrop for memorable snapshots.

A Family-Friendly Attraction

Visiting the Flower Clock is an experience that appeals to all ages. Children will be fascinated by the sheer size and colorful patterns, while adults can appreciate the intricate horticultural work and engineering behind this marvel. The serene park setting also provides a relaxing atmosphere where families can enjoy a leisurely stroll or a picnic.


The Flower Clock is easily accessible for visitors of all mobility levels. The surrounding park features well-maintained paths and gentle slopes, making it easy for everyone to enjoy this beautiful attraction.

BG Tours Canada: Your Gateway to Niagara’s Wonders

At BG Tours Canada, we are dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive and unforgettable Niagara Falls experience. Our day tour package to Niagara Falls includes a visit to the Flower Clock as part of our carefully curated itinerary. Here’s what you can expect on our tour:

  • Luxury Transportation: Travel in comfort and style in our modern, air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Knowledgeable Guides: Our experienced guides will share fascinating insights about the Flower Clock and other attractions, enriching your visit with historical and botanical knowledge.
  • Scenic Stops: In addition to the Flower Clock, our tour includes stops at the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls, the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the world-famous Niagara Parkway.
  • Photo Opportunities: We’ll ensure you have plenty of time to capture the perfect shot of the Flower Clock and other stunning sights.
  • Leisure Time: Enjoy some free time to explore the Flower Clock and its surrounding gardens at your own pace.

Tips for Your Visit

To make the most of your visit to the Flower Clock with BG Tours Canada, consider the following tips:

  • Check the Weather: Niagara’s weather can be unpredictable, so dress in layers and be prepared for changing conditions.
  • Bring a Camera: The Flower Clock is a visual feast, and you’ll want to capture its beauty to share with friends and family.
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: You’ll be doing a fair bit of walking, so comfortable footwear is a must.
  • Stay Hydrated: Keep a water bottle handy, especially during the warmer months.
  • Enjoy the Gardens: Take some time to explore the surrounding gardens and nearby attractions, like the Centennial Lilac Garden, which is particularly beautiful in late spring.

Join Us on a Journey Through Niagara’s Natural Beauty

Niagara Falls is more than just a waterfall; it’s a region filled with natural beauty and fascinating attractions. The Flower Clock is a shining example of the artistic and horticultural wonders that await you. Book your tour with BG Tours Canada today and embark on a journey that blends the majesty of Niagara Falls with the delicate charm of the Flower Clock.

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