***SOLD OUT*** Join us for Holiday Tea & Behind the Scenes Tour December 11th


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory invites you to enjoy:

A Holiday Tea and Behind the Scenes Tour


Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Tea Seatings at 11am and 2pm 



Enjoy a three course tea service in the beautiful surroundings of the

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s North Garden.


Course 1

Fig Brioche – Fig spread with brie cheese and candied walnuts on brioche

Roast Beef on Rye – Horseradish spread with roast beef, watercress on rye bread

Dessert Sandwich – Blue Cheese spread with halved grapes and balsamic reduction on crostini

Course 2

Lemon iced Scone

Apple Cinnamon Scone

Honey Butter

Course 3

Mini Apple Crisp- puff pastry, spiced apples, topped with a caramel drizzle

Mini pumpkin pie

Date Confection Cookie- dates, Rice Krispy, rolled in shaved coconut

Complete your visit with an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Conservatory.



Following the tea service guests will be treated to a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Conservatory. This tour, lead by a member of the Conservatory’s horticulture staff, includes an inside look at the building’s expansive production greenhouse space and Sunken Garden. See thousands of plants being cultivated for the upcoming Winter Flower Show, as well as several off-exhibit botanical collections of orchids, bromeliads, bonsai, and ferns. Learn what goes into creating the five spectacular annual flower shows in the Sunken Garden and how the Conservatory production greenhouses nurture plants for Como Education programs, the Edible Garden, and select gardens for the City of Saint Paul.