Como Park Zoo and Conservatory unveiled the Centennial Garden on June 19, 2015, a stylized nod to the traditional European landscape gardens that drew visitors to Como at the turn of the century. The Garden welcomes guests into the Visitor Center and serves as a landmark to remember all of the community members who have made the past 100 years possible.
The Centennial Garden was designed to collect and filter rainwater into an underground cistern for reuse as irrigation water.
“This garden gives us a wonderful excuse to showcase how much the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has meant to this community for so many years,” says Horticultural Curator Tina Dombrowski. “But it’s also a great time to celebrate all the ways this generous community has helped the Conservatory grow and thrive.”
The Centennial Garden was made possible by the generosity of:
- Gordon and Margaret Bailey Foundation
- Donors of Como Friends
- Geraldine Anna Harrison
- The Toro Foundation
- The Legacy Amendment