What’s Blooming in the Garden This Summer

The Gardens at Pillar and Post in the summer

The warm weather of summer has finally arrived. We like to celebrate the season by tending to our picturesque Gardens at Pillar and Post, where something new is always blooming. Visit us to enjoy the many scenic spots in The Gardens.

The bridge viewed through blooming flowers in The Gardens in Niagara on the Lake

The Bridge

Modelled after Monet’s Japanese bridge, this lovely bridge over the pond is an excellent vantage point for admiring colorful flowers and lush greenery. It’s a serene spot that’s a favourite for photos. Spot the growing Koi fish, breathe in the fresh summer air, and appreciate the natural beauty around you.

Blooming lily pads in the pond in The Gardens at Pillar and Post

The Pond

During the spring and early summer, you’ll find an explosion of colour from our vibrant peonies in full bloom as they adorn the metal obelisks around the pond. Dotted around the pond, you’ll find colourful daylilies and irises and their fresh floral scent accompanying them. While standing on the bridge, look in the pond to see the lily pads blooming in the early summer in magnificent pink, orange and yellow.

The roses in The Garden at Pillar and Post

The Rose Garden

Stop and smell the roses with us this summer in La Roserie, our fabulous rose garden. Home to dozens of fresh rose bushes, along with the finest selection of trees, shrubs, and other florals, it’s perfect for a relaxing stroll (not to mention a prime selfie spot).

This enchanting space is also available for spectacular spring and summer weddings. After all, there’s nothing more romantic than saying “I do” among the blossoming roses.

Arches of The Promenade in The Gardens at Pillar & Post.

The Promenade

Walk under the arches of The Promenade to experience picturesque beauty of The Gardens. Along this walk, you’ll spot Mild Sun Gladiolus, Nasturtiums, and different varieties of roses growing and climbing over the iconic arches.

The Barn in The Gardens at Pillar and Post

The Barn

Lovingly constructed from reclaimed wood, the Barn is a bright, airy event space with rustic charm. You’ll love its authentic barn door, large windows, and how it reminds one of simpler times. Blending old-school style with modern amenities, the Barn is one of our favourite features of The Gardens for its stunning exterior as much as its spacious, homey interior. Here, you can stop and sit and take in the beauty of the Monet-inspired gardens.

The lawn area near The OutPost in Niagara on the Lake

The OutPost

After you’ve worked up an appetite exploring The Gardens at Pillar and Post, stop by The OutPost—our year-round outdoor café. You’ll love our signature sandwiches and snacks like our Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich, Italian melt, seasonal treats, and craft cocktails. Nothing says summer like an ice-cold beer on the lawn! Kid-friendly options include our Apple Spritzer, an alcohol-free mocktail that will delight kids of all ages.

While enjoying your drink, stroll around our open lawn area and enjoy the fragrant blooms of some of our favourite summer flowers, often seen in pots around The Gardens, like pansies, begonias, and geraniums. Our open lawn space is also great for lawn games like Bocce ball, bean bag toss or cornhole, and ladder toss. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled summer afternoon.

Celebrate Summer with Vintage Hotels

As temperatures rise and everything comes alive, celebrate the season with us at The Gardens at Pillar and Post. Savour the vivid colours and fresh scents of summer as our garden continues to bloom all season long, and welcome the upcoming summer with delicious refreshments at The OutPost. Visit us today to see what’s blooming.

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