The Conservatory Chronicles 

Issue 122
January 2018

A monthly newsletter for our growing Conservatory Community
Final Weekend: Butterflies & Blooms

This weekend is the final chance to get eye to eye with a butterfly at our widely popular special exhibit, Butterflies & Blooms. The exhibit's last day is Sunday, January 7. Catch these butterfly beauties before they fly away! 

Happy New Year!

2017 has been a whirlwind of a year. The Conservatory has turned over a multitude of new leaves and under each one we discover a world of veins, patterns, colors and sustenance for the future growth of our beloved Conservatory. 

Take a look back at 2017 at the Conservatory of Flowers in our annual magazine,  Conservatory 

January Maintenance Closure

We will be closed to the public for maintenance beginning Saturday, January 20 through Monday, January 29. We will return to regular hours on Tuesday, January 30. Please keep this in mind when planning a visit to the Conservatory in January.  
Upcoming Events

Aphrodisiacs of the Tropics
Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Celebrate Valentine's at the Conservatory! Experience the Conservatory after dark and indulge your senses. 

  Join us
What's in Bloom?

Sarcochilus  orchids are found widespread through Southeast Asia and Australia. The attractive orchids are mostly small epiphytes, although a couple larger species grow directly on rocks, boulders, and cliff faces. The long-lasting flowers are often fragrant and grow in colorful clusters of white and yellow, often with red speckling. 

The generic name is derived from the Greek root for flesh, sacros , and lip, cheilos , and is a reference to the fleshy lip of the flower. Many species in this genus are endangered or vulnerable due to habitat destruction.

Find it in Highlands Gallery.