Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Getting married in the Winter in a Tropical setting in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Conservatory in Winter

Northern Ontario in the winter can be very cold....if you are getting married, you may be thinking about a destination wedding in the Caribbean. There is an alternative which doesn't involve getting on a plane. The Botanical conservatory in Thunder Bay. When I first moved here from the warm Caribbean, The Conservatory was one of the places I frequented, inhaling that tropical air reminded me of Home. 

green tropical plant at Thunder Bay Conservatory

There is an abundance of tropical leafy plants, bamboo, fruit trees, hibiscus, camellia bushes, and more. There are pathways to stroll, benches to sit on, and it's a real pleasure on a cold Winter's day to 
visit The Conservatory in Thunder Bay, Ontario. 


green plant at Thunder bay conservatory





pink camellia bush at TBay conservatory

Here is a close-up of a Camellia bush, look at that lovely bloom! 


pointsettias at TBay Conservatory


There are seasonal displays for the Holidays, and while we do have Pointsettias in the Caribbean, they are more of a larger bush planted in the ground with smaller blooms. 

tropical plant

Seeing greenery and lush Tropical foilage in the winter is a real treat, and hats off to all of those who fought to keep the Conservatory in Thunder Bay, and raise funds and volunteer at events.  Here is the link to the Friends of the Conservatory Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/641839145834700/  .


tropical plant at TBay conservatory




pink foilage at TBay Conservatory





english ivy plants at TBay Conservatory


Lush English ivy. 


thunder bay conservatory hours and phone numbers

Now if only there was an attached Banquet Hall where one could hold a Wedding Reception! For more information about the Botanical Conservatory, phone (807) 625-2941. 

wedding flowers at The Camellia Thunder Bay


For beautiful Wedding flowers, visit us at The Camellia, we specialise in faux botanicals which make sense for Northern Ontario Winter weddings. 


wedding flowers The Camellia Thunder Bay

The Bouquet above is one which we designed for a wedding, doesn't it look real? It is made from faux flowers. No chance of these freezing in the cold!
map of how to get to the Camellia Thunder Bay


Visit the Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Open Wednesday through Sunday. p (807)475-3551

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