The Sunken Garden offers beautiful floral shows, updated seasonally. This ever-changing display is as artful as it is fragrant. Perfect for a romantic walk or a curious exploration.
Enjoy amazing azaleas and festive poinsettias in winter, multicolored tulips in spring, prized roses and geraniums in summer and cheery chrysanthemums in autumn.
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Summer Flower Show
May 9 through October 4, 2020
The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows. A mix of cool raspberry red, lavender/blue, light yellow, some silver and black accents will be the main colors of the 2020 Summer Flower Show.
Fall Flower Show
Saturday, October 10 through Sunday, November 29, 2020
SG closed for mid-show change November 2 – November 6
While many Minnesota gardens are winding down for the winter season, the Sunken Garden at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory will be in full bloom! The Fall Flower Show features a variety of chrysanthemums. The first half of show will be orange and purple with a bit of lime green and black. Perfect for Halloween! The second half of the Fall Flower Show will feature the colors orange and bronze with a little yellow and white.
Holiday Flower Show
December 5, 2020 through January 3, 2021
The Holiday Flower Show tradition began in 1925 and continues to be the most anticipated and visited flower attraction at the Conservatory today. The Holiday Show will feature Cortez Burgundy (65%) and Golden Glo (35%) Poinsettias. Companion plants will include rosemary, coleus, scented geranium, yellow walking iris, and lemon trees.
Winter Flower Show
Saturday, January 9 through Sunday, March 14, 2021
The 2021 Winter Flower Show will feature a stunning display of flowering trees and shrubs. Highlights will include purple azaleas, blue hibiscus, and pink camellias. Lilies, veltheimia, and amaryllis will add beautiful pink and red accents throughout the show.
Spring Flower Show
March 20 through May 2, 2021
The 2021 Spring Flower Show will be a cheerful bumble bee inspired plant palette. Yellow, purple-black, and white tulips will dominate the show. A variety of tall to small daffodils, fragrant hyacinths, and white lilies will add to the display.