White and pale pink poinsettias will fill the conservatory during the 2016 holiday display.


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! 

Christmas Couture  

November 19-January 8

Celebrate the holidays in high fashion with this season's non-traditional conservatory exhibit, featuring dress form Christmas trees and sparkling white poinsettias accented with a splash of pink. Dress form trees (imagine a traditional dress form bedecked with skirts of evergreen boughs) hit the holiday fashion scene in recent years, even making an appearance in the White House Christmas display. 

Opening January 14: Spring Splendor 

Horticulturist Brent Tucker is designing a lovely escape from winter! Step inside the conservatory and surround yourself in a spring garden filled with colorful gerbera daisies, kalanchoe, 'Senetti' pericallis, stock, snapdragons, primula and lobelia.  

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 »