2022 Fall Flower Show is Now Open!
While many Minnesota gardens are winding down, preparing for the brisk days and nights ahead, the Sunken Garden at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is in full bloom!
The 2022 Fall Flower Show features a variety of vibrant chrysanthemums. White, pink, lime green and purple chrysanthemums will be on display for the first half of the fall flower show. The second half of the fall flower show (November 5 – November 27) will feature white, yellow, lime green, bronze, red and orange colored chrysanthemum blooms. Ornamental grasses and pepper plants will accent the fall flower show displays.
The Fall Flower Show will run through November 27th. The Sunken Garden will be closed to prepare for Fall Flower Show Part II October 31 – November 4.
The tradition of the annual Fall Flower Show began in 1915 when the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory first opened. Today, the Conservatory hosts five season annual flower shows (Fall, Holiday, Winter, Spring, Summer).
The chrysanthemum flower has been known since before 5000 BC in a small yellow form. Ancient China and Japan both have tales explaining how the chrysanthemum originated. The Chinese who considered them the highest of flowers, named their royal throne after the flower. Chrysanthemum flowers have traditionally been boiled in China to make “chrysanthemum tea,” used in folk medicine for influenza patients. In landscaping, chrysanthemums are valued for the fact that they bloom in fall. Chrysanthemum flowers are also a favorite of florists for arrangements, due to the longevity of their blooms.
***PHOTO CREDIT: Susannah Baudhuin, Como Friends.