Allan Gardens Conservatory

Flower Shows


In February, the Cool House transitions from winter to spring with thousands of spring flowering bulbs. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus offer a welcome respite from the grey winter. Cool crops like primula, cineraria, schizanthus, calceolaria and aquilegia provided added colour and interest. The spring show culminates with the Easter flower show.


Masses of different hydrangeas, Easter lilies and bulbs are in full bloom beginning Palm Sunday. The show runs for 3-4 weeks, ending after Easter.


The Summer Show features many of the newest varieties of annual flowers including coleus, geraniums, caladiums, cannas and impatiens. The show runs from June-September.


Discover the beauty of autumn in the City! The Fall Chrysanthemum Exhibition is featured from early October to mid November. Hundreds of colourful pot mums, cascades, standards and baskets flourish in the conservatory.


The Christmas Flower Show is the highlight of the year. The entire conservatory is decorated and filled with thousands of flowering plants, over 30 varieties of poinsettia and amazing seasonal topiary masterpieces made entirely of plant material. On the 1st Sunday in December, the show's grand opening features horse and wagon rides, carolers, hot apple cider and a visit from Santa. The conservatory can also be enjoyed by candlelight on several weekends. The show runs until mid January. This great annual show was recognized as the "Garden Event of the Year" at the 2015 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards.