Join us for the Winter Carnival Orchid Show this weekend!
Admission into the Conservatory this weekend is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12 ($1 off admission for Como Friends Members or for visitors with Winter Carnival button).
During the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, all things cold are celebrated. One event stands out and gives attendees a way to escape to the tropics without even getting on a plane; the Winter Carnival Orchid Show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory on January 25 and 26, 2020, from 10am – 4pm. Hundreds of orchid plants owned by the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, as well as individual members of the Orchid Society of Minnesota, affiliated orchid societies and commercial orchid growers, will transform the Conservatory into a tropical wonderland where instead of King Boreas, orchids rule.
Now in its 46th year, the Winter Carnival Orchid Show has become the premier winter event for orchid lovers throughout the Midwest. Come see orchids in a tropical setting, learn about orchid culture from the Orchid Society of Minnesota members, and have the ability to chat and purchase quality orchids and orchid-related items from many excellent vendors.
The Orchid Society of Minnesota and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory work together to exhibit the largest display of privately owned orchids in the region. The Winter Carnival Orchid Show is an American Orchid Society (AOS) judged event. Orchid judges from throughout the Midwest travel to Saint Paul to bestow awards and points.
The Winter Carnival Orchid Show will be held on January 25 and 26 at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12 ($1 off admission for Como Friends Members or for visitors with Winter Carnival button). Admission fee for the Winter Carnival Orchid Show is required to enter the Conservatory on January 25 and 26.
If you can’t make it this weekend, register for our popular Orchid Odyssey adult program on April 5, 8:30am – 10am. Discover our world of orchids at the Marjorie McNeeley Conservatory! Visit the gardens before hours, tour the Orchid House, and go Behind the Scenes in the growing range. Chat with a gardener to learn about Como’s innovative methods that exist to provide Como’s plants with the best care. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Due to the narrow pathways and large crowds, there will be no photo permits available during the Winter Carnival Orchid Show. We apologize for any inconvenience.