Solar eclipse inspires rare orchid show as thousands expected in Niagara Falls, Ontario


Published March 19, 2024 at 3:04 pm

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A rare orchid show is getting inspiration from the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse in Niagara Falls.

A total solar eclipse will happen in Niagara Falls and other areas in southern Ontario on Monday, April 8.

Hotels and Airbnbs are booked as Niagara Region is expecting thousands of people for the rare event.

The next total solar eclipse in eastern Canada will be in 2079. The next time a total solar eclipse is happening directly over Toronto is 2144.

If you are one of the people braving the crowds, you may want to catch the first-ever in-person Orchid Show inside the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, 7145 Niagara River Pkwy., Niagara Falls.

The show draws inspiration from the solar eclipse showcasing a mesmerizing palette of celestial hues ranging from striking purples to cheerful yellows, pinks and whites, according to a press release from Niagara Parks.

“In the Centre House, prepare to witness bright yellow orbs of orchids taking inspiration from the earth’s sun,” the press release states.

“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 show-stopping white moon-inspired orchid orb.”

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Blackadder, Little Pinky, Lotte, Pikachu, Pinky, Sunshine and White Apple are some of the varieties. To accompany the orchids, there are lush greenery accents of Majesty Palms, Alocasia Polly, Tradescantia Zebrina, and Blue Star Ferns.

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.

If you you miss it on April 8, the show continues until April 29.

For more information and to buy tickets, see the website here.

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