“The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee.”
– Emily Dickinson, 1864

Work a little “Me Time” into this summer with a visit to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, where the Summer Flower Show is already in bloom in the Sunken Garden. The Conservatory’s longest-running flower show of the year is also its most fragrant, filled with lavender, hibiscus, verbena, petunias and fuschia in a lush color palette of purple, magenta, lavender, and red.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Horticulturist Miguel Goebel (pictured above) said, “It is the most plant identification tags I have ever placed in the Sunken Garden.”

“When you enter a garden, time tends to slow down. Your mind and body relax as you step away from the daily bustle, and you can connect with your spirit. Gardens invite us to drop the constant doing and allow ourselves to just be.” — Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D. Psychology Today

We hope your visit to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory provides an escape from the hustle and bustle, and a reconnection to the natural world. The Summer Sunken Garden Show is open now through October 3. Make a Reservation today!

A Twin Cities tradition for more than a century, Como’s rotating flower shows are always a source for inspiration, renewal, and a healthy dose of sunshine on cloudy days. Thanks to your support for Como Friends, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will have the resources it needs to keep growing, blooming and thriving while remaining free to all.

Thank you for all you do to support Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, a true Minnesota treasure!

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