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Now accepting school bookings!

By reginafc,

 

SCHOOL TOUR FORM

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Our floral conservatory is available for rent

By Marianne Wilkinson,

RENTAL INFORMATION

The Floral Conservatory is a wonderful place for many events – BUT there are very real limitations to our space and restrictions on what can and cannot be done in our facility. Before you book, it’s important that you look over the following and also take a walk through the space to ensure it will meet your needs.

WHEN CAN I RENT?

We take bookings seven days a week from 1:00 to 4:30, September to June.

  • You may book from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. IF we have volunteer staff available.
  • The Conservatory closes for the summer at the end of the second Sunday in June and opens the Tuesday following Labour Day.
  • We do not take bookings on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, or Easter Sunday

WHAT DOES IT COST?

  • The rental rate is $120/hour.
  • There is a1 hour minimum rental period

WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

  • Cash or cheque
  • We do not take deposits
  • We require payment in full at the time of booking to secure your booking.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I INVITE?

  • We can accommodate up to 40 people during open hours (1:00 – 4:30)
  • If your event begins at 4:30 or later you can have a maximum of 60 people
  • With exception of Service Animals, pets are not allowed during open hours

WILL I HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE CONSERVATORY?

  • NO – not during our open hours of 1:00 to 4:30. The Conservatory remains open to the public during rentals.
  • We do advise drop-in visitors when there is a rented event in progress and ask that they be respectful.

HOW LONG SHOULD I BOOK?

  • You know best how long your event will run. A small wedding with a Marriage Commissioner plus a few photos can be done easily in an hour.
  • Remember to allow time for anything you need to do before your guests arrive – setting up tables and chairs and placing centerpieces, table linens etc. can take up to an hour, depending on how many you need and how many helpers you have – and for putting things away afterwards.
  • Remember to include time in your rental for your guests to arrive and leave comfortably. You must keep to your rental time – we do allow “breathing room” between our bookings, but there will often be another event booked before or after yours.

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY RENTAL?

  • We provide the amazing atmosphere of a tropical garden!
  • We provide tables and chairs if you need them.
  • Everything else … all food, drink, table linens, dishes, cutlery etc. – is your responsibility.

WHO SETS UP/PUTS AWAY THE TABLES AND CHAIRS?

  • You are responsible for setting up and taking down any chairs or tables you require.
  • You must include the time you require in your total rental time.
  • For anything more complicated than a few chairs, we strongly encourage you to visit the Conservatory in advance of your event and map out your table/chair placement. DON’T leave it until the ‘day of’!!
  • We make available at no charge a small table and couple of chairs suitable for the wedding register

WHAT ABOUT FOOD AND DRINK?

  • We cannot accommodate buffets or sit-down meals. Finger foods, appetizers, cakes, dainties are fine.
  • You or your caterer are responsible for bringing in and taking away all food and beverages.
  • If you are serving alcohol, you must obtain a Special Occasion Permit and take it to the Conservatory in advance of the function. The permit must be posted in the facility for the duration of the event. (Permits are available from SLGA stores and franchises or online at www.saskliquor.com.)
  • You will also need Party Alcohol Liability Insurance of $5 million. The Conservatory is the property of the City of Regina and the City requires this insurance for any event serving alcohol. It is available from many Saskatchewan insurance brokers. Proof of insurance is required in advance of the event.

WHAT ABOUT REHEARSALS?

  • You are free to do an informal walk through of the venue at no charge during our open hours.
  • If you need to bring the officiant and full wedding party in for a formal rehearsal, you will need to pre-book a time at the regular rental rate.

CAN I PLAY MUSIC?

  • Yes – you can play music from your mobile device through our sound system
  • We have speakers throughout the display area
  • You must arrange for one of your guests to play your music selections.
  • We do not provide a microphone.

WHAT KIND OF “DECORATING” CAN I DO?

Our floral displays change throughout the year. Each one is artfully created by our volunteers to complement the season and provide an aesthetically pleasing ambiance for our visitors.

  • You CANNOT:
    • stand or sit on the brick retaining walls
    • move or remove any plant material or display props.
    • add any plant or other material to the display
    • hang lights of any sort in the display area.
    • scatter confetti or rice
  • You CAN:
    • place centrepieces or other decorations on your tables
    • use votive and Unity candles only
    • scatter flower petals IF you use limited quantities and clean it all up at the end of your event.

WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?

  • With at least TWO months’ notice, 75% of payment will be refunded.
  • With less than two months’ notice, there will be no refund..

HOW DO I ARRANGE MY RENTAL?

Just fill out the Request to Rent form here.

  • You will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. If you do not get the confirmation email that means the request has not been completed. Please be sure to enter the correct encryption and press submit.
  • When we get the Request, we’ll check the date for availability
  • If the date works, we’ll send you a Rental Agreement and ask you to return it with your payment
  • Your booking will be considered final only when we have your completed and signed Rental Agreement AND your full payment.

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CTV Morning Live video discussing Planting Seeds of Joy

By reginafc,

Watch the video of our interview with Phil Darlington from CTV Morning Live discussing the upcoming workshop and meditation.

When: Sunday January 15 at 1:30-4:30pm

Tickets: $40 each and available at https://seedsofjoy.eventbrite.ca

FAQs

Whose event is this? Where do the proceeds go?

This is a fundraiser is for the Conservatory. The Conservatory is operated and maintained by a non-profit volunteer group in partnership with the City of Regina.  

Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards educational programs, purchase of plants and providing a tranquil, indoor tropical garden for the enjoyment and education of all people in our community.

I’ve been to the conservatory, are you planning to pack us all in?

Not at all. We want this to be an intimate and tranquil experience and are offering a limited number of spots. Dana has planned an experience that embraces the Conservatory’s aura.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

While we provide chairs, feel free to bring a yoga mat, blanket, water bottle, bolster, cushion and comfortable shoes. Wear comfortable, light layers of clothing in case you find it cooler or warmer than you expected.

Please refrain from bringing breakable glassware.

When will the doors open?

Doors will open at 1:00 PMto participants only

Question: I have never meditated before, is that okay?

Answer: Absolutely! The event is about unplugging from daily life and focusing on yourself and your inner bloom. It takes time to become a master meditator and you will be one step further on that path.

Question: I have trouble focusing, is meditation worth trying?

Answer: Our world promotes a face-paced life with multi-tasking and the constant notifications from our electronic devices. It’s okay if your mind wanders. When you realize that you have drifted away, let our facilitator guide your thoughts back. 

Question: Do we sit on the ground?

Answer:  We will provide chairs for the participants. Feel free to bring a yoga mat, cushion or bolster.

Question: Are we going to move around a lot?

Answer:  The event is about nurturing yourself and your inner bloom. No sweating involved!

Question: Is it okay to use my mobile device during the event?

Answer: The purpose of the event is to take a mini vacation from everyday life in a tropical and tranquil setting. Just like at a spa, we will ask you to mute or turn off your mobile device because this is a time for you and for those around you to reconnect and honour your inner blooms.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Phone: 306.781.4769

Email:events.rfc@gmail.com

Planting Seeds of Joy, January 15

By reginafc,

This workshop is a fundraiser for the Regina Floral Conservatory.

In this 2-hour workshop, Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher, Pam Roberts from Maha Yoga, will guide us through moving meditations, breathing and awareness practices, cultivating the joy within ourselves.

Refreshments will be provided after the workshop.

When: Sunday January 15 at 1:30-4:30pm

Tickets: $40 each and available at https://seedsofjoy.eventbrite.ca

FAQs

Whose event is this? Where do the proceeds go?

This is a fundraiser is for the Conservatory. The Conservatory is operated and maintained by a non-profit volunteer group in partnership with the City of Regina.  

Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards educational programs, purchase of plants and providing a tranquil, indoor tropical garden for the enjoyment and education of all people in our community.

I’ve been to the conservatory, are you planning to pack us all in?

Not at all. We want this to be an intimate and tranquil experience and are offering a limited number of spots. Dana has planned an experience that embraces the Conservatory’s aura.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

While we provide chairs, feel free to bring a yoga mat, blanket, water bottle, bolster, cushion and comfortable shoes. Wear comfortable, light layers of clothing in case you find it cooler or warmer than you expected.

Please refrain from bringing breakable glassware.

When will the doors open?

Doors will open at 1:00 PMto participants only

Question: I have never meditated before, is that okay?

Answer: Absolutely! The event is about unplugging from daily life and focusing on yourself and your inner bloom. It takes time to become a master meditator and you will be one step further on that path.

Question: I have trouble focusing, is meditation worth trying?

Answer: Our world promotes a face-paced life with multi-tasking and the constant notifications from our electronic devices. It’s okay if your mind wanders. When you realize that you have drifted away, let our facilitator guide your thoughts back. 

Question: Do we sit on the ground?

Answer:  We will provide chairs for the participants. Feel free to bring a yoga mat, cushion or bolster.

Question: Are we going to move around a lot?

Answer:  The event is about nurturing yourself and your inner bloom. No sweating involved!

Question: Is it okay to use my mobile device during the event?

Answer: The purpose of the event is to take a mini vacation from everyday life in a tropical and tranquil setting. Just like at a spa, we will ask you to mute or turn off your mobile device because this is a time for you and for those around you to reconnect and honour your inner blooms.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Phone: 306.781.4769

Email:events.rfc@gmail.com

Extended Hours

By reginafc,

 

We have extended our hours for the Christmas Display in order to provide more options for our visitors. We will be open from 1 pm – 8 pm on Wednesday, Dec 14 & Friday, Dec 16, also Wednesday, Dec 21, and Thursday, Dec 22. We have hundreds of poinsettias, amaryllis and paper whites on display. Hope you can join us. Admission is free.

 

 

Memories of You at Christmastime – Likely to become a tradition

By reginafc,
Memories of You at Christmastime

The response to our event was overwhelmingly positive! We will look to plan a second annual event sometime in November 2017. Thanks to those who attended.

 

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The holidays can be hard when a loved one has passed on.

Join us for an evening of remembrance led by Pam Norman and Kim Lawrence. We invite you to stay for refreshments and dainties while being entertained by the music and song of Sharon Gudereit.

You will receive a small gift to commemorate the evening. 

Pre-purchase tickets at
Regina Floral Conservatory
1450B 4th Ave
306-781-4769

Memories of You at Christmastime

The Art of Tea Workshop – Participants delighted

By reginafc,
Art of Tea Workshop 1

It was a delightful morning. Thanks to those who attended.

 

Limited Seating! Purchase your tickets online early to avoid disappointment. 

Learn the art of making the perfect cup of tea. Jule Gilchrist (Cuppa T) will lead this 1 and half hour workshop on how to brew a variety of teas. You will also receive a take-home guide and a package of tea. When purchasing your ticket, you can opt to pre-order lunch (additional charge) which will be served following the workshop.

The optional lunch menu includes:

  • Spinach and Berry Salad

  • Butternut Squash soup (gluten free)

  • A selection of sandwiches of these sandwiches:

         Smoked Salmon on a Croissant

         Roast Beef

         Tuna Salad

         Heirloom Beets and Goat Cheese

  • Dessert

  • Tea

Art of Tea Workshop 1

Purchase your tickets online early to avoid disappointment. 

FAQs

What if I don’t have a PayPal account?
You can still buy your ticket online using a credit card. While the button might say Check out with PayPal, you will be presented the option to use a credit card.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshop?
If you have an electronic version on your phone, you can present that instead of the ticket. Otherwise, please bring a printed ticket. 

Can I choose to only go to the workshop and skip the lunch?
Yes, when buying your ticket, select “Workshop only” as your ticket choice

How do I pre-order lunch so I can go to the workshop and the lunch?
When buying your ticket, select the “Workshop and lunch” as your ticket choice

If I didn’t pre-order lunch, could I still have lunch if I change my mind before the workshop begins?
Pleasecontact the administratorby November 2if you would like to pre-order lunch. The caterer requires advanced notice of our numbers so they have time to prepare the right amount of food.

If I didn’t pre-order lunch, could I change my mind at the workshop?
Sorry, our caterer requires advance notice to prepare the food. 

How long will we have for lunch?
Roughly about 1-1.5 hours before we need to open the Conservatory to the public

What if the ticket type that I want is sold out but there are tickets left for the other type?
Please contact the administrator and she will do her best to accommodate you. 

Who do I contact if I have any questions?
Please contact the administrator.