Stroll 16 acres of outdoor gardens featuring stunning landscapes and Midwest-hardy plants. Visit the tropics in the Bolz Conservatory, filled with exotic plants, flowers, orchids, birds, and a waterfall. Our Thai pavilion, which is surrounded by a Thai-style Garden, is one of only four located outside of Thailand.
Learn about Integrated Pest Management as our special conservatory exhibit. In our Atrium, view the fall exhibit Quilts in Bloom: Fall Quilt & Flower Show. Outdoor Gardens are free and open daily. Conservatory admission is $2.
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