The Conservatory at Como Park Zoo

The Como Park Conservatory has 2 acres of flowers, plants, and trees beneath a full glass enclosure.

It is located close to the State Fair Grounds in St Paul, and is operated by the St Paul Park Board 365 days of the year.

Inside the glass dome there is a rainforest, sunken garden, palm dome, orchid house, bonsai collection, fern room, enchanted garden, and ordway garden,

The flowers flow outdoors during the mild seasons of the year. The circle garden, Lily pond, centennial garden, the ajar gates, water garden, and excedra are scattered throughout the park grounds.

The park hosts wedding and events inside the conservatory bringing in just under 2 million visitors a year.

They are federally funded, but also rely on voluntary donations to help make their facilities better for everyone including the animals.

The lush Conservatory is one of the only places to see flowers in the middle of a Minnesota winter.

Tomorrow kicks off National Public Gardens week! This week they are featuring a virtual look at my favorite part of the conservatory, the sunken garden. Tune in as the gardener host a Facebook LIVE Monday – Friday at 1:30 in the afternoon to help spread the joy of flowers.

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