Upcoming Exhibitions

Scary Plants

September 27–November 9, 2014
Celebrating the oddities of nature, Scary Plants provides an up-close view at strange, frightening, and even dangerous species. Discover bizarre, exotic botanicals, explore the appetite of carnivorous plants, and find out what could be lurking in your own backyard. 

Merry & Bright

November 15, 2014–January 4, 2015
An annual family favorite, Merry & Bright celebrates the holiday season with elegant poinsettias and seasonal foliage, time-honored traditions like the poinsettia tree and Paul Busse model garden railway, and an array of special entertainment and family activities. The 8th annual Gingerbread Competition is on display, with delightful entries in four categories: youth, teen, adult and family. In the evening, enjoy festive lighting throughout the Conservatory's warm and inviting plant collections. 


January 10–April 5, 2015

A midwinter escape! A vibrant display of hundreds of orchids takes the chill off even the coldest winter day. Enjoy artful and imaginative horticultural design featuring orchids of all forms and colors.