Entertainment and activities | April 13, 2017
If April showers bring May flowers, then now is the time to see the best gardens in Mississauga. Spring is finally here after that dreadful winter, so you need to enjoy that warm weather. Pack a picnic lunch, lace up your walking shoes and head out to see some lovely flowers.
Kariya Park is a Japanese garden named after Mississauga’s sister city Kariya, in Japan. You can find rhododendrons, pines, ginkgo, sweetgum trees and cherry blossoms in this tranquil park that lies in the bustling downtown core of the city. Take a stroll through the garden, enjoy the peaceful setting of Lake Ontario and explore this hidden gem. Visit in late April or early May to see the cherry blossoms in bloom.
Have you ever wanted to see Canada’s largest rhododendron garden? Head out to Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens to wander through the beautiful gardens and appreciate the rhododendrons on display. The garden is open year-round however, the best time to visit is from early May to the end of June when the rhododendrons are in full bloom.
If you’re already at Celebration Square, look for this small garden across from the splash pad. As a favourite spot for wedding photography, the garden is also perfect for a quick stroll or a great spot to relax in nature. It was renamed to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s 50th Anniversary of Her Accession to The Throne.
Home to more than 475 species of animals and plants, this unique all-season park offers scenic woodland trails, an art exhibition and beautiful gardens. Head out to see the Chappell House Gardens and the MacEwan Terrace Gardens to see roses, shrubs and a heritage pond filled with water lilies, Lotus and goldfish. You can also drop by the Enabling Garden to see a hands-on teaching garden that’s fullly accessible and innovatively designed.
If you’re looking for a park with a sandy beach, waterfront trail, playground and picnic areas, Richard Memorial Park is the place to be. On top of that, this lakefront park also has a charming rock garden surrounded by winding stone steps. Whether you’re out with your family for a picnic or hiking the trails with your friends, this park has something for everyone.
Grab your friends, family or date and take them out to see some beautiful flowers in the city. For more great parks and gardens in Mississauga, be sure to visit mississauga.ca/parks. For more information about things to see and do in Mississauga, visit discovermississauga.ca.