The Titan arum flower is in bloom at McMaster’s greenhouse in Hamilton and available for viewing during extended hours for anyone who wants to see (and smell) it now!!  It SMELLS LIKE DEATH for real, so if that is appealing to you, this is the place to go.

Here is a brief summary as to what it is all about:

The flower which reached 6 feet tall on Friday and began to unfurl its bloom — and its smell — over the weekend is native to Western Sumatra, Indonesia, and can go five or 10 years between blooms, so the impending bloom is a smell-it-while-you-can experience.

Greenhouse hours Monday through Wednesday are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the greenhouse accepts donations at the door.

One employee at the Greenshouse describes the smell thus far as ” like dead pumpkin with the dead body smell mixed in” adding that “it’s the worst smell that I’ve smelled any time in my life.”


Sound in intriguing?  Why hesitate a moment longer…..get thee to the McMaster Greenhouse before the smell is gone!

For more information:  Mac Biology Greenhouse

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