Start your day to a bird serenade as you take pleasure in the architecture and old world romantic renaissance ambiance at Norfolk's 1st botanical gardens, voted "Canada's Best New Garden Experience" at the Canadian and International Garden Tourism Awards and winner of the inaugural, "Sustainable Tourism Ambassador of the Year Award" presented by the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation!
Bring your camera or picnic lunch and take a casual stroll on 4 kilometres of accessible walking trails through theme gardens on 20 acres of lush countryside. Whistling Gardens is home to the world's largest public conifer collection representing over 2,500 (and growing) species, hybrids and cultivars, an exotic Bird Aviary and Canada's only all stone fountain amphitheatre featuring musical water fountain shows as 114-fountain jets using recycled water will be choreographed to music using the very latest in computer technology.
Purchase rare and unusual treasures at our retail garden centre, pre-register for a garden workshop or relax in our picnic area. Local Norfolk snacks are also available at 'The Red Bud'. Witness the transformation as two Peony Collections are introduced and planted throughout the season, and take home a special peony keepsake. The two collections will present over 700 varieties of peonies, a "Premiere New Canadian Collection" while showcasing an annual floral show of over 900 plants!