News release

What in Carnation!?

Environment | May 12, 2023

Mississauga’s flowers are in bloom. Spring is one of the best times to experience Mississauga, with so many beautiful things in bloom for you to enjoy all over the city – flowers, plants, trees and shrubs.

Here are a few of our favourites currently in bloom:

Cherry Blossoms (Sakura) [Spring]
City dwellers from across Mississauga will flock to see beautiful cherry blossom trees bursting with pink and white petals. These delicate flowers, often soft white, blush pink and dark rose, bloom for just a few days at the start of spring, reaching their full peak in late April into early May.

Pink cherry blossom
Where to see cherry blossoms in Mississauga: Malton Greenway Park, Brueckner Rhododendron GardensAdamson EstateWestacres Park, Kariya Park and Riverwood Conservancy.

Rhododendrons [Spring-Early Summer]
Rhododendrons are bell-shaped flowers that grow on a bush. Their flowers grow in round clusters at the ends of branches. Rhododendrons usually bloom later in the spring.

Where to see rhododendrons in Mississauga: Brueckner Rhododendron GardensAdamson EstateRiverwood Conservancy and Hancock Woodlands.

Garden Day at Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens

Interested in learning more about gardening opportunities across Mississauga? Stop by Brueckner Rhododendron Garden, one of Canada’s largest public rhododendron gardens, on June 24 to learn more about rhododendrons and other flowers found in the park and upcoming stewardship opportunities.

Garden tours will be offered and exhibitors will be onsite from local horticulture groups.

Saturday, June 24: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Brueckner Rhododendron Garden
660 Lakeshore Rd W.
Mississauga, ON

In addition to rhododendrons, enjoy the azaleas and rhododendrons surrounded by white pines, perennials, and shrubs.

Hydrangeas [Late Summer]
Although there are many types of hydrangeas, most can be grown in full sun or partial shade. Hydrangeas are elegant plants that are easy to cultivate, tolerate almost any type of soil and produce abundant blooms. Hydrangeas come in a variety of colours including white,  blue, pinks and  purple blossoms.

Where to see hydrangeas in Mississauga: Leslie Log HouseBrueckner Rhododendron GardensAdamson Estate and Riverwood Conservancy.

Lilacs [Spring-Early Summer]

Where to see lilacs in MississaugaLeslie Log HouseAdamson EstateWestacres Park and Riverwood Conservancy.

So why not explore some of the city’s many gardens, parks and boulevards and enjoy some beautiful flowers and trees.

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