January 7 through March 12, 2017
The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple and red. Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes. Some examples may be various bulbs and short grasses.
March 18 through April 23, 2017
The spring show will include yellow and pink Tulips, Yellow Daffodils, Yellow Hyacinth and Yellow Crocus with a small percentage of White Hydrangeas. Hyacinth, Asiatic lilies, Oriental lilies, Calla, Bearded Iris, Allium, and Crocus will be the featured flowers giving this show a unique aesthetic.
April 29 through October 1, 2017
The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows. The summer show will feature blue and orange flowers with a smaller percentage of yellow and chartreuse.
Saturday, October 7 through Sunday, November 26, 2017
SG closed for mid-show change October 30 – November 3
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. The show will have an Asian theme, the Chrysanthemum originated in China and then became a very important flower in Japan. The colors for the show will be red/maroon and yellow/gold. We will be having accent grasses that look similar to bamboo called Acorus which is a Japanese forest grass. Ornamental peppers and Swiss Chard will also serve as accent plants. *2016 description.
December 2 through January 1, 2018
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 new Poinsettia Gold Rush, a beautiful gold colored Poinsettia, just hitting the market this year. Supplemented with orange and red Poinsettias, and beautiful rusty orange Philodendrons. *2016 description.