Hours, Admission & Getting Here

By Colleen Sampson,

Operating Hours
The Regina Floral Conservatory is open for the season from September to June. The indoor garden is open to the public daily from 1 to 4:30 p.m.  

Regular Closures
We are closed December 25th and January 1st.

Admission

General Admission
Admission to explore the indoor garden is free, except on special event days as described below. Donations are appreciated.

Special Event Days
The Conservatory hosts events throughout the season when the display will not be accessible to the public and tickets must be purchased in advance. These events include Garden teas, Lil’ Gardeners’ Club.  Please see our events calendar for upcoming events.

Support Us
We encourage visitors to donate to the Regina Garden Associates in lieu of a paid, general admission. Donations go towards maintaining the Regina Floral Conservatory and its educational programming.

Available Refreshments
Enjoy a cup of coffee,  tea or hot chocolate. For our seniors, we offer Afternoon Tea and Coffee gatherings. Learn more about booking a gathering.

Rent Us
The conservatory is available to rent for private events. The facility is not available for rent during our annual seasonal closure as described in our Operating Hours. Learn more on our Rental FAQs page.

Photography
We welcome visitors to take photos while at the Conservatory. If you are planning a personal photograph session with a photographer, please see our photography guidelines on our Rental FAQs page.

Getting Here
The Regina Floral Conservatory is located at 1450B Fourth Avenue, on the north side of the intersection of Fourth Avenue and St. John Street, right next to the Parks & Open Spaces Building.
Click here to view a map.

 

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New Floral Conservatory Conceptual Design

By Colleen Sampson,

Members of the Regina Garden Associates (RGA), The non-profit volunteer organization that operates the Regina Floral Conservatory have been seeking a larger and more modern conservatory for Regina, and indeed the province of Saskatchewan, for a number of years. It’s a dream shared by Wascana Centre – a place for a new floral conservatory in the park has been a part of the Wascana Centre Master Plan for the last two decades. Now, with the completion of a schematic design plan and conceptual drawings of a new floral conservatory in Regina this dream is one step closer.

How do you plant 6,000 bulbs in 90 minutes?

By Colleen Sampson,
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With many helping hands!

Each fall the Regina Garden Associates plant approximately 6,000 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.

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 will incorporate Paper Whites (narcissus) into the up-coming 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!

View photos from the day on our Facebook page here.

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

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Conservatory featured in RV West Magazine

By Colleen Sampson,
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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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Map

By Colleen Sampson,

The Regina Floral Conservatory is located at 1450B Fourth Avenue, on the north side of the intersection of Fourth Avenue and St. John Street, right next to the Parks & Open Spaces Building.

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