Summer Flower Show

April 27 through September 29, 2019

The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows. Lavender, purple and peach will be the main colors of the 2019 Summer Flower Show. The main features will be roses and lilies and they will be in the show for the entire summer. The varieties are peace roses and lily ‘Saltarello.” Fragrance will come for heliotrope and lemon verbena.

The companion plants are purple, lavender, and peach. The filler plants will be refreshed several times over the course of the show offering an ever changing backdrop for the lilies and roses. A few that will be featured will be Caladium ‘Vava Violet,’ Begonias, Foxglove, Lewisia, Cuphea and Snapdragons.

Fall Flower Show

Saturday, October 5 through Sunday, December 1, 2019

SG closed for mid-show change October 28 – November 1

While many Minnesota gardens are winding down for the winter season, the Sunken Garden at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will be in full bloom! The Fall Flower Show features a variety of Chrysanthemums. This year’s show will feature saturated colors of red/maroon, gold and purple. Yellow Swiss Chard, sunflowers and peppers will serve to accentuate the gold, red and purple chrysanthemums.

Holiday Flower Show

December 7 through January 12, 2020

The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attraction at the Conservatory today. The Holiday show will feature the Ice Punch Poinsettia with Kalanchoe Cher, Eucalyptus and Persian Shield serving as accent plants.

See a video of the 2017 Holiday Flower Show here.

Winter Flower Show

Saturday, January 18 through Sunday, March 22, 2020

The 2019 Winter Flower Show will feature purple azaleas, jewel tones with dark red cyclamen, blue pansies, dark pink/maroon oriental lilies, veltheimia, various amaryllis. *2019 description.

See a video of the 2019 Winter Flower Show here

Spring Flower Show

Saturday, March 28 through Sunday, May 3, 2020

See the first signs of spring in the Sunken Garden. The Spring Flower Show will include purple and orange tulips with blue and purple hydrangeas. Tulips, hyacinth, foxglove and delphiniums will add additional color to the Spring Flower Show!