50th Anniversary Celebration!
January 25-26, 2025 at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Get ready for an amazing experience as the St. Paul Winter Carnival Orchid Show returns for its 50th year celebration! This dazzling event has evolved into the ultimate winter extravaganza for orchid enthusiasts across the Midwest, drawing in a staggering crowd of nearly 5,000 lovers of these exquisite blooms.
Immerse yourself in the Orchid Society of Minnesota’s spectacular vision, meticulously curated by the Show Committee, as they unveil a mesmerizing display that harnesses the enchanting ambiance of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Prepare to be whisked away from Minnesota’s icy embrace to the lush embrace of tropical wonderlands, right within the heart of the conservatory.
We extend a warm invitation for you to bask in the awe-inspiring splendor of our showcased orchids. Delve into the wealth of orchid wisdom offered by our passionate members and seize the opportunity to acquire top-notch orchids from our exceptional vendors. Collaboratively, the Show Committee and the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory staff have woven together an exceptional tapestry of delights for this year’s event, and we’re eagerly anticipating your presence!
Unlock the door to a world of botanical treasures and shop to your heart’s content among a select group of vendors, including the renowned Arnold J. Klehm Growers Inc., the enchanting Deerwood Orchids, the exotic New World Orchids, the captivating Orchids Limited, and the talented members of the Orchid Society of Minnesota.
A resounding applause goes out to our dedicated society members, our esteemed vendors, and the hardworking Marjorie McNeely Conservatory staff, who all play a pivotal role in crafting the success of the Winter Carnival Orchid Show. Your unwavering support is the bedrock upon which this splendid showcase thrives.
Mark your calendars for an extraordinary weekend of orchid splendor, as the Winter Carnival Orchid Show graces the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul on January 25th and 26th. From 10am to 4pm, prepare to be captivated by the sheer magnificence of these delicate wonders in an atmosphere that radiates pure delight.
Admission into the Conservatory for Winter Carnival Orchid Show weekend (regardless if you are coming for the Orchid Show or not) will be $ for adults, and $ for Como Friends Member, seniors 55+, and children under 12. Entrance to the Conservatory will be through the Japanese Garden Gates. Guests will exit at the main Visitor Center door. Those attending the Orchid Show may visit the zoo after. Those here to visit the zoo may not attend the Conservatory without a pre-paid ticket. Prepayment by credit card and advanced reservations will be required.
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The time on your ticket is the time you will enter the show. Please do not arrive any earlier than your designated time. For example, 11:00AM ticket holders will be granted admission between 11:00AM-11:15AM at the Japanese Garden gate.