Bouquets: Plan Your Night!

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

2022 Bouquets Map

Download General Event Map PDF

2022 Bouquets Program

Download Bouquets Program PDF

 Click the map and program links above to preview the food, wine, beer and silent auction offerings.

Plan Ahead

Peruse the event map above and event program before you arrive, so that you can plan your route. Remember, you don’t need to start at the stations near check-in; feel free to start in The Sunken Garden in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory or the Auditorium located on the second floor of the Visitor Center instead. All attendees should bring their tickets printed or on a mobile device.

Auction

The auction is live, so you can start bidding early! If you provided us with your mobile number, you will receive a text. Just click on the text and you will be able to view the auction. If we don’t have your cell phone number, don’t worry, you can still participate in the auction. To get set up for mobile bidding just connect to the internet and type this URL into your smartphone browser: bidpal.net/bouquets2022

Come with your smartphone battery fully charged so you can bid on all the cool auction items. Kiosks and volunteers will also be available to take your bids.

Cork Pull

Try your chance at winning a Chateau Duhart-Milon cabernet valued at $129 or a Como custom bottle featuring a sea lion, penguin, giraffe, polar bear or sloth. Pull a cork for $25—everyone is a winner at this game! Only 60 corks are available.

Bring cash, because Minnesota gaming rules only allow cash or check as accepted forms of payment for the Cork Pull.

You must be 21 years of age or older to attend Bouquets. (IDs are required.)

Parking

Plan to park in the Palm Lot or along the streets surrounding the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Parking is always at a premium, so consider carpooling with others in your party.

For Bouquets Plus Ticket Holders:

The Bouquets Plus experience takes place from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in The Ordway Gardens and the general event is in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and Visitor Center from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

When you arrive, check in at the registration table in the Visitor Center lobby and pick up your nametag. Please have your ID and ticket when you arrive.

At the Bouquets Plus experience, you will sample food from Advellum, Herbie’s on the Park, and Lancer Catering. Full pours of wine and beer will also be available, compliments of BrightWines and Dan Parker.

Your Bouquets Plus ticket includes a short tour of Como’s growing range to learn about all the work that goes into making the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory thrive. Depending on your arrival time, you will either be in the first tour at 6:00 pm or the second tour at 6:35 pm.

Your support helps to ensure free admission and the care and feeding of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s beautiful gardens and amazing animals so they thrive for generations to come.

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