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Blooms & Butterflies The Conservatory is pleased to announce the return of the beloved Blooms & Butterflies for its 27th anniversary.

Whisk away to a land of enchanting butterflies and splashes of floral color. Hundreds of colorful butterflies fly freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Patrons can visit at any time to see a diverse array of butterflies soaring overhead or basking on nearby plant life.

Butterfly Releases
There will not be daily butterfly releases this year to encourage social distancing, however, a virtual butterfly release is available below!
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Adult Lecture Series: Bonsai

On Wednesday, July 10, learn about the Conservatory’s annual Bonsai display with Bonsai Curator Liz Coverdale. The summer Adult Lecture Series will shed light on fan-favorite, annual exhibitions from Conservatory experts. Learn about plants, nature and art in this informal setting, all with a complimentary cocktail from Watershed Distillery in hand.

Lecture begins at 6pm with a self guided experience before and after. The Adult Lecture Series is presented in partnership with Watershed Distillery. This event is 21+.

2019 Adult Lecture Series with Watershed Distillery:
Wednesday, July 10
| Bonsai with Bonsai Curator Liz Coverdale
Wednesday, August 14 | Blooms & Butterflies with Butterfly Specialist Rose Segbers
Friday, September 6 | Glass with Glassblowing Artist Lisa Horkin

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