The Ordway Gardens is a 2.8 million dollar addition to the historic Marjorie McNeely Conservatory that creates year-round viewing of its nationally-acclaimed Bonsai collection and Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden. A Bonsai Pavilion, Huelsmann Foundation Meditative Garden, Huss Foundation Terrace, and realigned Jo and Gordon Bailey Pine Grove Walk leading to the Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden are featured in this space.
The Japanese plant and garden pavilion immerses visitors in the beauty and history of the Conservatory’s Japanese collections. This indoor/outdoor wing of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory provides the only experience in Minnesota of a top-curated Japanese plant collection. Added gallery space provides the opportunity to display Bonsai trees year-round. An adjoining Huelsmann Foundation Meditative Garden will, for the first time ever, provide space outside to display Bonsai trees. The gallery and garden connects to the Japanese Garden via a realigned path that continues the immersion into the Japanese plants and gardens.