Spring Splendor Conservatory Exhibit at Powell Gardens


Conservatory Exhibitions

The 2,500-square-foot conservatory in the Visitor Education Center is home to six stunning exhibits annually. Visit often to see them all! Conservatory exhibits are included with admission.


Conservatory exhibit at Powell Gardens

Tropical Gardens Under Glass, March 4-May 14

Horticulturist Brent Tucker and gardeners KD and David have brought to life a tropical wonderland encased in glass! Exotic varieties of orchids, bromeliads, ferns, begonias, peperomias and more thrive inside whimsical glass cases, including an antique glass-front cooler that has been transformed into a tropical forest vignette. And don't forget to look up! You'll find even more colorful tropicals floating above the pond in a dreamy glass mobile.

2017 Summer Exhibition

Gardens of Myth is a collection of sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world!

Gardens of Myth Opens Memorial Day Weekend!

Goblins and fairies and trolls, oh my!  See these and other mythical creatures this summer as part of Gardens of Myth, which is making its garden debut at Powell Gardens!

The exhibition is a collection of incredibly realistic sculptures depicting creatures of myth from around the world. They range in size from tiny fairies to an incredible 25-foot dragon! Each sculpture is hand made and painted by artist Kendall R. Hart and his team. Gardens of Myth is open May 27 through October 22, 2017. Sponsored by J.B. Reynolds Foundation.


Did you know? The exhibits in our "crown jewel," also known as the glass-domed Conservatory, change six times a year. Each August this space turns into a magical butterfly house.  Learn more »