Como Park is the pride of the Twin Cities, with its world-class zoo, carousel, athletic fields and flower displays – particularly in the gardens. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has been the jewel in Como Park’s crown for a century.
The Sunken Garden is constantly changing its exhibits. At this time of year, expect to find poinsettias. At other times of the year, you may find hyacinths, roses, lilies, or even cacti. There are five seasonal floral displays each year.
The Palm Dome is 64 feet high, with over 150 palm trees. It’s a warm, beautiful respite during a chilly day. Shake the snow off your boots and come enjoy the orchids.
The North Garden is home to many of the plants we, as humans, depend on most. We use the mahogany and bamboo for building infrastructure; figs , papaya, and cacao for eating; and aloe and hemp for pharmaceutical purposes.
The Fern Room at Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is one of the most romantic settings in Minnesota – scores of brides who have wed there can testify to this. Over 100 species of fern grow here. The garden is referenced in many popular novels including Emma Bull’s The War for the Oaks.
The Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden was a gift to the people of St. Paul from their sister city, Nagasaki, Japan. It is open to visitors from April to November, and like the Fern Room, is very popular for weddings.
The Water Gardens surround the Visitor Center and are home to Victoria Water Lilies, which have been grown at Como Park since the 1880s.
The Centennial Garden is only a few months old. It collects and filters rainwater, which is then reused for irrigation. It is, however, best enjoyed in spring and summer.
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