Oakes Garden Theater

In the midst (and mist) of the hustle and bustle of Niagara, lies a quiet oasis.  So quiet, in fact, that we literally stumbled upon it, following an intricately patterned  sidewalk flanked by manicured shrubbery.

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The cheerful colors were a delight to the senses, seemingly extending a cordial invitation to enter an area we soon learned was known as Oakes Garden Theater.

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Designed and built on property donated by entrepreneur Sir Harry Oakes, the garden opened in 1937 in an area known as Clifton Hill.   Cozy benches extend down a tree lined pea graveled walkway…

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…which then leads to a tranquil oasis, pleasing to both the eyes and the soul.  With free admission, it’s also pleasing to the pocketbook!

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