Oakes Garden Theatre and Rainbow Gardens Historic Tour
Have you ever wondered what draws people to Niagara Falls? For most, it is the Falls themselves. Others think of the waterparks, hotels or neon of Clifton Hill. Perhaps the museums, or lately, the tightrope walkers. But there is a hidden gem!
Designed and built over 80 years ago, Oakes Garden Theatre and the Rainbow Gardens, exist almost as they were when first built. Very few examples of early Canadian landscape architecture still exist, and if you join this tour you will experience the design brilliance of Dunnington Grubb, the architecture of William Sommerville and the beautiful gardens of the Niagara Parks Commission. These gardens are breath-taking and one of a kind!
This tour will be lead by Paula Berketo, O.A.L.A., Landscape Architect, who completed a restoration study for the garden in 2000 and who is truly passionate about these gardens and Niagara Falls. She has given many tours to architects, horticulturalists, designers and garden clubs. Come and enjoy a different side of the Honeymoon Capital. You wil not be disappointed.