October 11 through November 30, 2014 (CLOSED NOVEMBER 3 – 7)
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. We will also be featuring Yellow-Stemmed Swiss Chard for the first time! The show will also feature Calendula, Kale, and Ornamental Peppers.
December 6, 2014 through January 4, 2015
The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attraction at the Conservatory today. It is a visual sensation to behold featuring hundreds of poinsettias. Orange is the new red in the 2014 Holiday Show and will feature a new Poinsettia called Autumn Leaves, a beautiful mix of yellow and pink bracts. The show will be complimented with the following Poinsettia cultivars: Orange Spice, Maren, Marco Polo, Premium Apricot, and Sparkling Punch to give the show more orange, pinks, cinnamon and apricot colors. The two toned yellow Coleus Wild Lime will accent the poinsettias.
January 10 through March 15, 2015
The Winter Show will have a mixture of the purple, red, pink and yellow. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Fragrance to the show will be supplies by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus. The addition of spring ephemerals will happen to this show in 2015. Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses, forsythia.
March 21 through April 26, 2015
We will feature the Hydrangea Oregon Pride and Blauemesiter that turns out purple. Tulips, Hyacinth, Asiatic lilies, Oriental lilies, Calla, Bearded Iris, Allium, Crocus and Grape Hyacinth will be the featured flowers. The shows color theme this year is purple.
May 2 through October 4, 2015
We will feature some new plants for the 2014 Summer Show including the Cartwheel series of Gerbera Daisy, with very large, semi-double flowers; and Kangaroo Paw Cape Red Lead. Fragrance for the show will be powered by our fantasic Oriental Lilies, Roses, and Heliotrope. Show is complemented with some blue Agapanthus, various geraniums, caladium and Petunias.