Enjoy a pictorial preview of the year’s most anticipated flower show designed by Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s horticulturist Carrie Stinson

No matter what the meteorologists see on their radar screens, spring has awakened at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory where thousands of bulbs are now in full bloom in the Sunken Garden Spring Flower Show.

With punchy primary colors to perk up winter-weary visitors, this season’s show features yellow and red tulips, deep blue hydrangeas, and white and silver accents.

Planning for the spring flower show begins nearly a year in advance, with several thousand  bulbs brought in each fall from the Netherlands, which supplies nearly 80 percent of the worldwide tulip market.

By far the most labor intensive of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s rotating flower shows, each tulip you see here will be planted and replaced up to three times to make sure each flower is at its peak during the Spring Flower Show’s five-week run.

Como’s tradition of rotating flower shows in the Sunken Garden began nearly a century ago, and continues today thanks to your support for Como Friends. Thanks to you, visitors from around the region can experience an early springtime under glass, no matter what the forecast.

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