A Flurry of Upcoming Events at Como!


Holiday Flower Show

December 1-January 6, 2013   FREE

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. This year’s show highlights the new cultivars of Sparkling Punch, Tikal Red, Monet Early and Premier red.  The show will have a bit of a coral pink tone with some reds and blush-colored creams and is accented with coral coleus and Rosemary.



Winter Flower Show

January 12-March 17, 2013   FREE

The Sunken Garden blooms with vibrant pinks, yellows and red created by azaleas, cyclamen, veltheimia, amaryllis, cineraria, and more.


Arctic Blast!

January 19-21   FREE

Como presents a family-oriented, fun-filled weekend designed to celebrate winter and the animals who love the cooler climate. Visit some of Como’s arctic animal friends, including reindeer, arctic fox, and polar bears. Special events will include zookeeper talks, animal enrichments, and story times all three days.

Winter Carnival Orchid Show

January 26 & 27

Hundreds of orchid plants owned by individual & commercial orchid growers transform the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory into a tropical wonderland where, instead of King Boreas, orchids rule during the Orchid Society of Minnesota’s Winter Carnival Orchid Show. Special Admission Fee: $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12 ($1 off admission with Winter Carnival button)