Upcoming Exhibitions

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

May 16–September 27, 2015
Explore enormous insect sculptures created from fallen or found wood, cut saplings and branches, tree bark and other natural materials. Ten installations include an 18-foot tall praying mantis, a spider’s web that’s four yards wide, and a butterfly with a wingspan broader than average human height.

Life on the Leaf Edge

May 16–September 27, 2015
New England based naturalist and artist Samuel Jaffe captures the art of survival of native caterpillars, pupae and moths through high detail photography. Displayed in the Conservatory’s Cardinal Health Gallery, each piece calls attention to the survival techniques and defensive adaptations of these remarkable and beautiful creatures.

Scary Plants

October 3–November 15, 2015
This botanical take on the Halloween season featured imaginative, immersive horticulture displays, and pumpkin carvings like you have never seen before. Nationally exhibited artists from Villafane Studios carve humorous, weird and wild characters for display in the Cardinal Health Gallery.

Merry & Bright

November 21, 2015–January 3, 2016

Feel the spirit of the season surrounded by hundreds of poinsettias and seasonal foliage. Enjoy delightful entries in the annual gingerbread competition, a Paul Busse model garden railway and an array of family activities. Select evenings feature live entertainment and festive lighting throughout the Conservatory.