2017 International Horticultural Exhibition to take place just over the border

Special to The Review
An artist rendering of one of the Flora Niagara displays planned for the 2017  International Horticultural Exhibition. The organizers won the right to host the event, which could cost as much as $360 million to put on.

It'll be called Flora Niagara 2017 and it's one of the largest horticultural events in the world.

It'll be held over 150 days from late spring to early fall of 2017. It's expected to attract two million visitors with an economic impact of more than $830 million -- 6,566 new jobs and $117 million in Canadian tax revenues. Better yet, it will leave a legacy of gardening tourism potential in the Niagara region to last for generations.

The catch? Canada's Niagara Parks has to up their game - grounds, facilities - and build new venues and infrastructure to the tune of $50 million (low end) to $200 million (high end).

Of course, I'll be looking for ways for THIS side of the border to capitalize on all these visiting horticultural tourists. 2017 will be the 23rd anniversary of Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Garden Festival will be in its eighth year (God willing!).

For more information, visit: http://floraniagara.com/ and http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2012/09/13/niagara-wins-right-to-host-360-million-floral


  1. This sounds so exciting! Thanks for letting us all know.
    Connie Oswald Stofko


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