Make sure you save the date for next year!

February 23, 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Gorgeous Setting. Amazing Cause.

From the soaring Palm Dome, to the fresh and fragrant Sunken Garden, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory becomes the verdant backdrop for Como Friends’ annual winter fundraiser, Bouquets, featuring extraordinary wine, beer, food, and fun. A favorite mid-winter tradition for Como supporters, proceeds from Bouquets help to keep all the plants and animals at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory growing and thriving throughout the year.

Now more than ever, your support is needed

to keep Como Park Zoo & Conservatory growing and thriving for years to come.

Contributions to Bouquets help ensure free access for all to enjoy Como’s breathtaking gardens and get up close to our amazing animals.

Silent Auction 

The always popular Bouquets Silent Auction will return full of exclusive Only-Como experiences, intriguing wines, brewery swag, and fun items for the whole family. The Silent Auction will launch online on Monday, February 21st. Registering for any portion of Bouquets 2022 grants you access to this exciting silent auction in support of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. In-person guests are invited to take home their winnings on the night of Bouquets, or select the pickup option on Saturday, February 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.


Back by Popular Demand Bouquets Marketplace!

Our generous community of restaurants and caterers have always been critical to the success of Bouquets. During this extraordinary year, help us support the small business owners that have supported Como with a visit to our Bouquets Marketplace, an online food hall and gift guide featuring great deals, discounts and delicious dishes curated exclusively for the guests of the Bouquets wine, beer, and food experience.


Bid on or Contribute to the Bouquets Silent Auction

Como Friends’ Bouquets benefit includes a silent auction featuring fine wines, rare brews, accessories and tasting experiences donated by the Twin Cities’ best vendors and vintners. To make an in-kind donation to the Bouquets silent auction, contact Bethany Paul, Events Manager, at 651-207-0338, or e-mail

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