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. On the tour day, October 8, a local option is available with pick-up/drop-off in the Leamington area.
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 will be updated as information is confirmed.
This is what we 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.
A strawberry or cannabis operation - TBD
Cost (Includes Tuesday lunch and Monday night hotel stay) $325 + HST
Deadline for this option is September 6
Local Option $175 (no hotel, tour and lunch only)
Deadline for this option is September 26
Pre-registration is mandatory. Bus tour registration is open until September 6th or until all seats are sold. Book early to avoid disappointment!
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 to be placed on the waiting 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
Register early to avoid disappointment. The tour always sells out.