Upcoming Exhibitions

Orchids & Botanical Exploration

January 10–April 5, 2015
Discover the allure of the orchid…and the global exploration it inspired.
Wander through warm, tropical plant collections peppered with colorful orchids, enjoy a radiant display of hundreds of blooms in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse, and forget the winter chill.

Dive into the rich history of botanical discovery and the plant hunters who traveled the world in search of the exotic and unknown. In the Cardinal Health Gallery, Plants in Print: The Age of Botanical Discovery reflects five centuries of plant exploration through a collection of unique, rare books and botanical illustrations.

Orchid Talks
Learn about the wonders of the orchid species.
Daily, 2pm

Orchid Nights
Warm up at the Conservatory this winter. Open until 9pmon Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, January 22 through February 28. Live tropical-themed music on Saturday evenings at 7pm.


Blooms & Butterflies

March 7–September 27, 2015
Spring returns with the emergence of hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies. Watch them take flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Daily presentations at 1 and 3pm share more about this fascinating species, and related family progamming is offered throughout the season.