Sunday’s Site – Como Park Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul

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I love living in Minnesota because I love the four seasons, winter included. I love the snow and crystal clear skies with striking low sun angles of winter. These have been missing this weekend which marks the beginning of the annual St. Paul Winter Carnival, celebrating winter in the northland. With grey skies, rain and ice it feels like our winter is having an identity crisis…but true to Minnesota form, I have no doubt the weather will be changing again soon!


If you would rather be someplace warm, with verdant greenery instead of frozen landscapes, you may enjoy a visit to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in St. Paul's Como Park. It occupies a full acre under glass with six indoor gardens, including tropical gardens and seasonal flower shows.  This happens to be the weekend of the Winter Carnival Orchid Show at the conservatory, with the Winter Flower Show opening next weekend. When I stopped yesterday afternoon the gardens were filled both with beautiful orchids and people enjoying the warm temperatures, flowers and plants. 


The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, more commonly known by its former name, Como Park Conservatory, opened in 1915 and is open 365 days a year. Admission is free to both the Conservatory and adjoining zoo, but guests are invited to make a voluntary contribution of $2 for adults and $1 for children to help care for the plants and animals. They have nearly 2 million visitors each year.

Como-conservatory1 Click here to see homes currently for sale in the area around Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. Please be patient while the link searches for the most current listings…click on the map to zoom in until you see icons on the dots, then pass your cursor over them for property information, click for property details. 

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