The Floral Showhouse was built in 1945, a half mile, or 500 meters, south of Niagara Falls. Since purchasing and shipping large amounts of seasonal flowers for display around the Niagara Parks is expensive, this greenhouse was built by the Niagara Parks commission for the purpose of growing some of the many plants and flowers used in landscaping the parks. The greenhouses provides around 175,000 annual and perennial plants for transplanting within the Niagara Parks. The Floral Showhouse also features nearly 6,000 plants on exhibition. They have 8 seasonal exhibitions a year, as well as a 400 plant year round orchid display. Free flying tropical songbirds add to the atmosphere.In May of 2012, the Floral Showhouses had 2 Titan Arums, the world’s largest flower bloom. These flowers bloom once every 2-7 years. The bloom can reach up to 3 metres (10 feet) in height! During the summer months, the gardens surrounding the Floral Showhouse are also on display. There are extensive rose gardens, fountains, ponds and a fragrance garden where plants are identified in Braille for the visually impaired.