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Flamingo Topiaries

The flamingos are iconic elements of the Conservatory’s Topiary Collection and are a nod to the Conservatory’s history. Three members of the flamboyant flock greet guests at the beginning of their journey through Topiary Takeover. Use the green links below to be taken directly to additional content:

Written Description: Read a written description to learn more about the topiary display. The description provides context and plant information.

Image Gallery: View images of the topiary display. The gallery shows the display as a whole as well as the details that make it special.


Written Description

Read about the flamingo and surrounding florals, as well as their history in Franklin Park.

Flamingo sculptures and topiaries were a familiar sight in 1992 during Ameriflora, Franklin Park’s international flower exhibition. The topiary flamingos at the Conservatory were created as a nod to the flamingo sculptures of Ameriflora. In 2018, the Conservatory displayed 105 unique living plant sculptures, including 75 flamingos in the Grand Mallway. Today, the flamingo topiaries return with their distinct pink color planted with Begonia x Senator iQ Pink.

Image Gallery

View the flamingo topiaries, the entire floral scene and detail shots of the plant life.

Topiary Takeover