The Ordway Gardens Now Open!

$2.8 million improvement funded entirely by private contributions to Como Friends

The Ordway Gardens, a new wing to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is now open!   This $2.8 million building and landscape addition features the Conservatory’s Bonsai collection and Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden as a year-round experience.

The Ordway Gardens includes 2,267 square feet of glass-enclosed interpretative exhibit and display space, and a 2,850 square foot outdoor terrace.  The new wing enables the Conservatory’s nationally-acclaimed Bonsai collection to be exhibited year-round. Both the pavilion and terrace provide year-round views into the Japanese Garden.