Horticultural Exhibits


(opens September 30)

The word senescence comes from the Latinsenescere, meaning "to grow old,” specifically in reference to biological aging. Inspired by the award-winning exhibit by James Basson and Scape Design at the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show, the conservatory exhibit celebrates the quiet repose of dormant plants. It’s a static vignette that represents an artistic interpretation of an Iowa hedgerow that challenges viewers to reconsider the definition of beauty as the growing season comes to a close.


Holiday Exhibition

(runs November 18 through January 15)

Our fourth annual Holiday Exhibition takes inspiration from the woods, with reclaimed trunks forming the structural layer of the exhibit garden. Over 1,000 amaryllis will cycle through the eight week display, in addition to hundreds of tropical and temperate ferns, mosses, orchids and more. This annual showcase brings the holidays to life with botanical diversity and flower show-style artisty. Join us for the reveal at Champagne and Chocolate the Friday before Thanksgiving.



We are very excited to host many signature exhibits at our location to help bring something special to our gardens. Below are various horticultural slideshows from our galleries and exhibits. Please see our upcoming events to see what excitement is coming to the gardens soon.