Fall Flower Show

October 10 through November 29, 2015  (CLOSED NOVEMBER 2 – 6)

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 first half of the show will feature our traditional looking show, with mums of red, maroon, gold, orange, accented with Swiss Chard, Ornamental Peppers, Beets,  and Calendula. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, the second half of the Fall Flower Show will have mainly purple/lavender Chrysanthemums with hints of white and magenta!


Holiday Flower Show

December 5, 2015 through January 3, 2016

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. The show will feature shades of very dark reds with accent plants of Dusty Miller. The two toned yellow Coleus Wild Lime will accent the poinsettias. Tillandsia plants will be put on the Italian Cypress to enhance the holiday spirit!

See a video of the 2014 Holiday Flower Show here.


Winter Flower Show

January 9 through March 13, 2016

The Winter Show will have a mixture of purple, red, and pink.  Plants highlighted will be various Cyclamen, Pansies, Viola, Cineraria, Amaryllis, Primula , Azaleas, Camellias, Digitalis, Primula and Velthemia with their pink flower spikes.  Fragrance to the show will be supplied by various Oriental lilies and Papewhite Narcissus.   Some examples may be various bulbs, short grasses and Bleeding Heart.

See a video of the Winter Flower Show here.


Spring Flower Show

March 19 through April 24, 2016

The spring show will include Orange and Yellow 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.


Summer Flower Show

April 30 through October 2, 2016

We will be giving a nod to the Conservatories Victorian heritage in the Summer Flower Show!  The warm colors of red, yellow, chartreuse, orange, maroon, some white and blue will be highlighted, drastically different than the past colors of pink and purple.  Victorian plants used will include Hollyhock, Zinnia, Amaranth, red Roses, yellow OT hybrid lilies, Coleus, Scented Geraniums, ornate carpet bedding areas, Cannas, Coral bells, all framed with citrus trees, banana’s and palms. *2015 Description

See a video of the 2012 Summer Flower Show here.