Category: News


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.

 

Lil’ Gardeners Registration January 2nd

By reginafc,

2016/17 Season – Two sessions held once a month on a Tuesday (Morning session runs from 10 am – 11:30 am; Afternoon session runs 1 pm – 2:30 pm)

 Registration cost for the semester (Pre-register only for 4 sessions) is $12 per adult and $20 per child.

 

 

 ONLINE REGISTRATION

Registration is first come, first served. Spaces are limited. To Register, please visit our site on EventBrite here.

Please note, all spaces are filled through pre-registration. THERE ARE NO DROP-IN SPACES.

Autumn Splendour – September 6

By reginafc,

The Regina Floral Conservatory will re-open September 6, 2016 with a new display. The Autumn Splendour will be on display from September 6 – October 17.

Upcoming Display Dates are as follows:

Harvest Abundance – October 18 – December 5

Christmas Wonders – December 6 – January 23

A Glimpse of the Tropics – January 24 – March 13

Springtime Magic – March 14 – May 1

Summer Blossoms – May 2 – June 11

Conservatory featured in the Leader-post

By reginafc,

The Leader-post visited us during our Holiday High Cheer and graced us with a full page in the Monday, January 4 edition. If you missed it, see the links below for the online edition.

 

http://leaderpost.com/life/homes/gardening/regina-floral-conservatory-is-a-beautiful-volunteer-driven-escape-from-reality

http://leaderpost.com/life/homes/gardening/in-bloom-five-gorgeous-finds-from-the-regina-floral-conservatory

 

 

New Gardening Fact Sheets on Perennials

By reginafc,
FACT SHEETS

With support from the Conexus Credit Union‘s (CCU) Community Investment Program, the Regina Garden Associates (RGA) at the Regina Floral Conservatory aim to promote environmental stewardship through a series of gardening fact sheets, teaching appreciation of growing plants and basic gardening practices to the general public.

FACT SHEETS

 

The RGA has released two new fact sheets on perennials – one for Partial Sun to Full Sun and a second for Partial Shade to Full Shade.  These fact sheets will help any level of gardener when it comes to planning a perennial garden, selecting different colours and heights of plants, determining layout and location, and learning about which perennials grow best in our climate.

The series of gardening fact sheets also includes sheets on Composting in the Home Garden and Fall Bulbs.

Visit the Regina Floral Conservatory often and continue learning about gardening through our fact sheets.

FACT SHEETS

Conservatory featured in RV West Magazine

By reginafc,
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Crocus.jpg

The Conservatory is featured in the January 2014 edition of RV West Magazine alongside Wascana Centre Authority and the Edwardian Gardens at Government House.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

Regina’s Floral Conservatory offers a stunning indoor display of flowers, trees and large plants and six revolving seasonal displays open from September through June.

Jess Paul, president of Regina Garden Associates, which operates the conservatory, said the display kicks off fall with autumn flowers and then moves into Christmas wonderland featuring poinsettias and other winter beauties.

“Next we have a winter getaway display, which features tropical varieties like orchids and hibiscus,” she said. “February marks the spring bulb display—we plant 4,000 to 5,000 bulbs in the fall and they over-winter in the cooler. We force them early for a spring display in Saskatchewan before spring actually begins.”

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How do you plant 4,000 bulbs in 90 minutes?

By reginafc,
BulbBee

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With many helping hands!

Each fall the Regina Garden Associates plant approximately 4,000 bulbs to grow the flowers that are featured in the Regina Floral Conservatory’s Happy Springtime Floral Display. We rely on our volunteers to accomplish this feat over the course of a morning. This year, we were joined by eight volunteers from one of our sponsors, Conexus Credit Union.

In the space of 90 minutes, our team of volunteers hauled soil, planted bulbs in pots, carried trays of pots to our giant fridge in the basement, and had a lot of laughs as well.  The bulbs planted included a nice variety of tulips, hyacinths, crocuses, narcissus (AKA daffodils), and amaryllis.

You can get a sneak peak of some of the bulbs we planted, as our volunteers have incorporated Paper Whites (narcissus) into the current Christmas Wonderland display. Their fragrance is heavenly – you’ll smell them as soon as you walk in the building.

The remainder of the bulbs are “sleeping” in the fridge over the next few months. Come February, we will start bringing them up in batches to our poly house (AKA The Bubble) and the heat will force the bulbs to grow.

You can come and view all the fruits of our labour from February 20 to April 10 during our Happy Springtime Floral Display.  After nearly five months of winter, it’s a display you won’t want to miss!

Thanks again to the fine folks at Conexus Credit Union for their assistance and to all who helped out.

View photos from the day on our Facebook page here.

If you are interested in trying your hand at forcing bulbs in the dead of winter next year, this article from Canadian Gardening has easy to follow instructions. Force Your Bulbs Indoors

Lastly, if you have an itchy green thumb or would like to develop your green thumb, why not join the Regina Garden Associates for hands on gardening volunteering? JOIN US

RGA Fall E-newsletter

By reginafc,

All members of the Regina Garden Associates receive a quarterly e-newsletter to update them on all that’s happening at the Regina Floral Conservatory, as well as updates from the Board of Directors.

The Fall e-newsletter is now out and features information about our 2013-14 Board of Directors, a number of capital improvements that have occurred over the last few months, and more. Read the RGA’s 2013 FALL ENEWSLETTER.