The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s Spring Flower Show opens on March 19, featuring a sunny array of yellow and orange tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, violas and crocuses designed to provide some color therapy to Minnesotans weary of winter.
“This is definitely the most labor-intensive flower show that we do, but it’s also our most popular,” says Horticulture Supervisor Paul Knuth. “After a long Minnesota winter, people are really longing for some color and we do our best to give them what they’ve been missing.”
Did You Know?
- Rotating flower shows have been a Como tradition in the Sunken Garden since 1925.
- Every bulb and bloom you see in the Sunken Garden got its start in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s behind-the-scenes growing range several months before.
- High costs have forced many botanical gardens around the country to give up staging major flower shows, but your support for Como Friends helps to pay for the new bulbs, plants and fine horticulturists who keep it all in bloom.
See the Sunken Garden transform in this time-lapse video documenting a show change back in 2014.