Despite small signs of human encroachment, the native plants are left to flower and spread.
The Japanese Gardens of Como Park are stunning. Serene, sculpted, controlled and incredibly lush, they are the perfect place to find a bit of quiet after the zoo and conservatories.
The students at Normandale are extremely lucky to have such a beautiful and unique garden on their campus.
The Como Park Conservatory is a tropical paradise on the frozen Minnesota prairie. Substantially larger than most midwest conservatories, it houses a Fern Room, Palm House, Sunken Garden, Orchid and Tropical houses, along with many outdoor gardens. The venerable collection… Continue Reading →
Despite being closed for awhile in 2016 due to falling concrete, the Domes are once again open. The egg-shaped conservatories contain three ecosystems – tropical, desert and “show” dome. The collections at the domes are vast, large, healthy and very… Continue Reading →
The Paine Art Center is amazing both inside and out. The European-inspired mansion is architecturally awesome on its own. The ever-changing gallery of shows is eclectic and unique – Gee’s Bend Quilts, Craig Blietz’s paintings, Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland photos, Chihuly… Continue Reading →
Get away from grim winter weather at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, a compact tropical wonderland. The conservatory features numerous tropical plants, a small pond system stocked with koi, orchids, and a balcony overlook. In nice weather, take a walk… Continue Reading →