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Civic Conservatory


The Saskatoon Civic Conservatory will be closed beginning Sunday, October 1, 2017, as upgrade work begins on the Mendel Building to prepare for upcoming renovations. The Conservatory will reopen after the building renovations are complete -- estimated to be late 2018.

The Saskatoon Civic Conservatory is located on the South Saskatchewan River adjacent to the former Mendel Art Gallery. The Conservatory provides a unique excursion for residents and tourists drawing over 80,000 visitors a year. Visitors enjoy the seasonal flower displays as well as an interesting collection of orchids, tropical and arid plants.

Flower Show Schedule


January Kalanchoe, Primula
February Kalanchoe, Daffodils, Tulips, Muscari, Hyacinth
March Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinth, Muscari, Easter Lilies, Kalanchoe
April Easter Lilies, Hydrangea, Snap Dragons, Stocks,  Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinth, Astilbe, Pelargoniums
May Pelargoniums, Asiatic Lilies, Oriental Lilies, Astilbe, Godetia, Schizanthus
June Angelonia, Browallia, Godetia, Oriental Lilies, Begonias, Gypsophila
July Exacum, Tuberous Begonia, Blue Salvia, Astilbe, Celosia, Statice, Gomphrena, Pentas, Veronica, Rudbeckia, Zinnia
August Zinnia, Salpiglossis, Perilla, Vinca, Rudbeckia, Herb show, Blue Salvia, Echinacea, Pentas
September Celosia, Martha Washington Geraniums, Angelonia, Zonal Geraniums, Coleus, Ornamental Peppers
October Cyclamen, Chrysanthemums
November Chrysanthemums, Christmas Cactus, Ornamental Peppers
December Poinsettias, Paperwhites, Silk Oak

The Saskatoon Gallery and Civic Conservatory Corporation Policy on Weddings and Photo Shoots

Commercial Photography

Filming or photography for commercial purposes is not permitted within the within the Civic Conservatory. It is permissible to film and photograph plants in the conservatory for individual use or research. Filming or photography by the media must be approved in advance by the Greenhouse Supervisor or a designate.

Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Photos, and other Group Photography

Wedding ceremonies are permitted on the grounds of the former Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory. Very small ceremonies may be permitted within the Conservatory, at the discretion of the Greenhouse Supervisor. Please contact the Supervisor (see below) well in advance for permission. The use of large props and equipment, and the stringing of electrical cords, is not allowed. Use of confetti or rice for wedding ceremonies or photography is not allowed anywhere within or outside the building.

The Greenhouse Supervisor may grant limited access for small, non-commercial photo shoots in the Conservatory. Please contact the Supervisor (see below) well in advance for permission. In these cases, it will be with the understanding that the space must remain open to the public, and that all participants will remain strictly on the tiled perimeter walkway or the balcony. Brief, informal photo shoots involving visitors to the Conservatory are permitted during the regular operating hours of the  Civic Conservatory: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors who wish to take photographs in the Conservatory must not interfere with the plantings, the work of greenhouse personnel, or the enjoyment of the Conservatory by other visitors.