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Floral Clock

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 24 October 2017 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This unique and stunning display is a very popular stop on the Niagara Parkway and is photographed almost as often as the Falls! The planted face is maintained by the Niagara Parks horticulture staff, while the mechanism is kept in working order by Ontario Hydro, the organization that originally built the clock. The floral design is changed twice each year. The grounds surrounding the clock feature bedding displays and a Tower at the back of the clock houses Westminster chimes that chime each quarter hour. When the door into the Tower is open, you can take a peek at the clock mechanism and enjoy photographs that show the history of every face design all the way back to 1950.

The Floral Clock is 40 feet wide, with a planted area 38 feet wide, making it one of the largest such clocks in the world. Each year, the face of the clock is filled with 15,000 to 20,000 carpet plants and colourful annuals, planted in unique, intricate designs.

Photo captured September 25, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique ..quelle belle idée !

24 Oct 2017 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Thanks for this picture. It's really unique. From the explanation, I understand that more work is being done to handle the clock

24 Oct 2017 5:45am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Originale et superbe. )

24 Oct 2017 5:46am

Anne from France

Great work !

24 Oct 2017 5:48am

Martine from France

Joli parterre très original.

24 Oct 2017 6:28am

yo from Ile de France, France

Pas facile de lire l'heure mais une horloge originale et très colorée !

24 Oct 2017 7:54am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique travail une belle prise

24 Oct 2017 8:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . wow . . that really is some creation !

24 Oct 2017 8:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very beautiful clock !

24 Oct 2017 9:41am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, clouds, colors & lights!
Lovely clock!

24 Oct 2017 12:14pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine picture of this unique floral clock. The story of its operation is fabulous. I can see why it's photographed almost as mcuh as the falls.

24 Oct 2017 12:32pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You took a great photo of this beauty, and managed to have nobody in your way. Superb.

24 Oct 2017 12:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! What an amazing image! I love the subject and the point of view.

24 Oct 2017 2:24pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Aww !It is very beautiful. This clock is a nice and happy idea.

24 Oct 2017 3:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Astounding! A beautiful creation so well cared for. Beautiful photo.

24 Oct 2017 4:14pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Le temps qui passe... Superbe prise de vue!
Time passing ... Superb shot!

24 Oct 2017 4:14pm

Remus from Portugal

... and with a simple idea, it beautifies and gives life to a place.
It is an idea that could / should be implemented in other places, especially in the cities.

24 Oct 2017 4:28pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Wonderful creation. Gorgeous. Excellent shot. :)

24 Oct 2017 4:51pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful . Superb composition and colors !

24 Oct 2017 5:25pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

So many hands on this clock :) Excellent capture

24 Oct 2017 5:28pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien beau

24 Oct 2017 6:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Une bien belle horloge immense et fleurie sueprbe

24 Oct 2017 6:10pm

willy from Belgium

de superbes couleurs dans cet excellente photo Steven

à Ostende (Belgium) nous avons également un horloge à fleurs


24 Oct 2017 6:16pm

Cecilia from United States

An incredible photo! Stunning!

24 Oct 2017 6:32pm

Marité from France

Joliiiiiie !!!! Quel beau travail floral !
Bonne journée.

24 Oct 2017 7:54pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

So nice and original clock

24 Oct 2017 8:52pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Oh it is Great to see this wonderful spot again....There were so many people milling around it when we were there , that I could not get a decent shot! But it was and IS Beautiful!! Thank you for this ;-)

24 Oct 2017 11:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just spectacular! A gorgeous image! I love the hands! The floral arrangement is just beautiful!

25 Oct 2017 1:37am

Urspo from phoenix, United States

I wonder how accurate it is?

25 Oct 2017 1:38am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

What a wonderful clock.

25 Oct 2017 4:31am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

full time employment for a team of gardeners

26 Oct 2017 3:07am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain


30 Oct 2017 6:35pm