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.
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