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Bus Tour

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference bus tour offers a unique opportunity to tour Ontario’s premier vegetable and flower growing facilities providing valuable insight and information.

The 2019 tour will take place in the Leamington area on Tuesday, October 8.  Both vegetable and flower operations will be featured in the tour.  An overnight stay is required for those traveling from the Niagara area. The Niagara bus will leave from the Marriott on the Falls hotel at 2 pm on Monday, October 7 and return to Niagara approximately 6:30 pm on the 8th.  On the tour day, October 8, a local option is available with pick-up/drop-off in the Leamington area.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!   The exact tour sites are not yet finalized.  Growers want to be sure that their crops are at their best when they open their doors to guests and as such, they often wait until late August to confirm their willingness to host our group.  This page will be updated as information is confirmed.

This is what I do know: the tour will include...

  • Harrow Research & Development Centre - One of the largest research complex facilities in North America.  Home to Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada research personnel and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs Specialists.
  • Colasanti's Tropical Gardens - Garden and Entertainment Centre
  • Mucci Farms - featuring cucumbers grown under artificial lighting.
  • N. Sawatzky Farms  - pepper production

Cost (Includes Tuesday lunch and Monday night hotel stay)              $325 + HST 
DEADLINE FOR THIS OPTION SEPTEMBER 6      THIS OPTION IS NOW CLOSED.   

Local Option     $175       (no hotel, tour and lunch only)
DEADLINE FOR THIS OPTION SEPTEMBER 26  THIS OPTION IS SOLD OUT - CONTACT GLENNA CAIRNIE TO BE PLACED ON WAIT LIST   905.945.5363  OR glenna@canadiangreenhouseconference.com  

Pick up and drop off for local bus:  Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, 1550 Road 3 East, Kingsville, ON  N9Y 2E5

Pre-registration is mandatory.   Book early to avoid disappointment!

PLEASE NOTE...

Tour capacity is capped at 80.  This is the optimal number to ensure a positive experience for attendees and to be respectful of the varying sizes of greenhouse operations visited.  Should the tour be sold out, please email glenna@canadiangreenhouseconference to be placed on the wait list.

Due to insurance and logistical matters, private cars are not allowed to follow the tour; all bus tour guests must ride the bus. 

Guests are required to participate in all tour stops.

There are no refunds for cancellations made after September 18, 2019

 

The 2019 bus tour is generously sponsored by  ludwig svensson logo

 

Register early to avoid disappointment.  The tour always sells out.

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