Tropical Tree in the Great Hall
Arboretum Orchid Display now extended through February 23
Oswald Visitor Center
*Watch the tree being put together starting January 13 with a completion date of January 14. Best viewed in its entirety thru February 23 as the tree will start to come down on February 24.
A touch of the tropical rainforest in the midst of a Minnesota winter! Beautiful orchids are blooming to create a 20' tree, with each plant watered by a special drip irrigation system designed by Arboretum staff. Come see a variety of beautiful flowers—including 525 orchids, 125 flowering plants that will be housed in the central brick structure, and a vertical carpet of Spanish moss that traveled from Florida—and bask in thoughts of warm weather. To take in its soaring height, view the Tropical Tree from either end of the Great Hall or the balcony area. Get up close and personal to these amazing plants and savor the unique beauty and scent of each bloom! Then walk to the Snyder Building for another tropical flower display in the Meyer-Deats Conservatory.
With over 28,000 species and more than 300,000 cultivars, orchids belong to the most diverse family of plants known to man. They are also extremely adaptable, growing in tundra, rainforest, desert and swamps. In fact, more than 45 types of orchids grow natively in Minnesota. And Spanish moss is not a moss, but part of the bromeliad family.
Flowers, growing supplies and books are for sale in the Gift Store.
Plants from the Tropical Tree will be available for sale in the Gift Store following the exhibit:
Tuesday, February 24, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and running while supplies last.
$12+ tax per Orchid (sorry, no member discount applies).
Orchids: Care, Maintenance & Blooms SOLD OUT.
Saturday, January 31, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
$52 members/$64 non-members, includes your own orchid and admission to the Arboretum