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.
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.
Here is a close-up of a Camellia bush, look at that lovely bloom!
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.
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/ .
Lush English ivy.
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.
For beautiful Wedding flowers, visit us at The Camellia, we specialise in faux botanicals which make sense for Northern Ontario Winter weddings.
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!
Visit the Camellia, 30/32 Hacquoil Rd. Open Wednesday through Sunday. p (807)475-3551