News from the Niagara Parks Commission
Posted September 4rth, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Niagara Falls, Ontario – To commemorate the 80th anniversary of The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) School of Horticulture, NPC is pleased to announce the creation of a new signature event, Rooted: Celebrating the Gardens, a showcase of the natural, cultural, and culinary profile of the Niagara region.
Taking place on grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture on Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th, this new weekend-long event provides visitors with an experience that combines the breathtaking lushness of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, with interactive and informative programming featuring local artists, Niagara Parks horticultural professionals and culinary experts and the numerous community nature and garden clubs, which work closely with NPC.
Weekend Events to Include:
Majestic Monarchs Release Butterfly Conservatory, September 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., $14.25 Adult, $9.25 Child (12 and under), Children 5 and under FREE
Learn about the migratory habits of the Monarch butterfly. Explore educational presentations and take part in the tagging and release of Monarch butterflies. Monarch releases will occur every half hour, beginning at 10 a.m.
Legacy Prairie Garden Tours, September 10 and 11 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Free admission
Enjoy this unique garden designed as a public and educational resource, featuring the native habitat, meadows and different ecosystems most often found throughout Canada’s prairie provinces.
Capture the Moment: Photography Workshop, Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $65 per person
What makes a great image? Join photographer Theresa Forte for this fun and educational workshop, geared toward photographers with a working knowledge of their camera. Theresa will
cover aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, composition skills and making the most of natural light.
The workshop will then move to the outdoor studio in the Botanical Gardens to try out some of these key concepts. Please call (905) 356-8554 ext. 6201 to register.
Nuit Vert: Dinner Under the Canopy Culinary Showcase, Saturday, September 10, Wine & Canapes reception on the Butterfly Terrace, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Dinner from 7 to 9 p.m.. $75 per person
This unforgettable four course dining experience will take place under the beautiful Burr Oak tree in the Botanical Gardens, featuring a unique variety of local flavours, artfully prepared by the skilled chefs of the Niagara Parks Culinary team. Tickets may be reserved online at http://www.niagaraparks.com/rooted. Proceeds will go toward the establishment of four new bursaries at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture.
Additional Events at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture
Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Parkway Artists’ Guild Art Show
- Garden Club of Niagara Floral Show
- Landscape Ontario Golden Horseshoe Industry Showcase
- Horticulture Community Showcase
- Master Gardeners of Niagara Plant Sale and Help Desk
- Alumni Association of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture Educational Conference
o For more information or to register for the Alumni Conference: www.alumninpcsoh.com
The Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture is located at 2565 Niagara Parkway, just a short drive north of the Falls. The fully accessible Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is also located on this extraordinary property.
About Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission – the 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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