June 15th—September 30th
Magnificent views of our gardens can be enjoyed during any season, but summer at The Gardens is breathtaking. Ravishing floral splendour greets you at every turn.
To September 15th -- As the brilliant light of the sun retires for the day and dusk falls, The Gardens' other personality takes over. Thousands of lights, of varying intensity and colour, bring out a different look and feel to the gardens. With great skill, the lighting artists on staff use the play of light and shadow to cast a magical glow upon the shrubs and trees, and upon the flower beds as well. This nightly transformation into a wonderland of light is known as Night Illuminations. See the short video.
Each summer evening the Concert Lawn stage comes alive with a variety of performing artists.Come sit on a bench, or bring a blanket for the lawn and enjoy marvellous music and entertainment in the open air. Even the swallows seem to be influenced by the music as they sweep back and forth over the lawn.
Summer Saturday night visitors in July through to the Labour Day weekend will be thrilled by the pyrotechnic marvels of one of the most extravagant firework displays in North America. The concerts are timed to end with enough time to allow visitors to stroll across to the Fireworks lawn.