Fox 9 Stops By To Visit Tropical Encounters!

January 29th, 2015

Dale K and Fox 9 stopped by yesterday and learned about some of the amazing plants we have in Tropical Encounters!

Not only did he get a personal tour from Bryn, one of our Gardeners, but he also got a surprise visit from Zookeeper Bree and Chloe!



Orange Is The New Red in the Sunken Garden!

December 8th, 2014

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.


The Bat Flower Is Blooming!

November 20th, 2014

Come check out the Bat Flower or Tacca chantrieri in the Palm Dome! Known for its black color, this flower can grow up to 12 inches across and has long ‘whiskers’ that can go grow as long as 28 inches! The Bat Flower is native to tropical regions of Southeast Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, and southern China.


Beautiful Fall Colors in the Japanese Garden!

October 28th, 2014

With the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having, the Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden is open later than usual and is offering breathtaking views! KMSP-TV


New Addition in the North Garden!

October 2nd, 2014

We have a new addition to the North Garden, a Ma’afala Breadfruit Tree! We believe we are the northernmost Conservatory to feature this variety of Breadfruit Tree!With this addition the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii receives a net licensing fee and, in turn, gives half of that fee to the Samoan government where the plant originated. Como is helping people halfway around the world through conservation!