Sunday, April 17, 2011

#171: Spring Flower Show at the South Bend Conservatory

April showers bring May flowers. In this case, the axiom got it wrong.  There are plenty of April flowers to be had at the Spring Flower Show at the South Bend Conservatory (which started yesterday but continues through today, the 17th).

Labeling it as the South Bend Conservatory is actually a misnomer as I am referring to a collection of greenhouses and conservatories located in Potowatomi Park. They are officially the Ella Morris Conservatory, the Muessel-Ellison Conservatory, and the oldest of lot, the Potowatomi Greenhouses which were built in the 1920’s. Each building features different botantical landscapes, flowers, and more throughout the year. For instance, if you’re interested in tropical plants, head to the Ella Morris, if you’re interested in birds of paradise, head to the Muessel-Ellison. From what I understand, the Flower Show will be held mainly in the Greenhouses (but let me know if I’m wrong).

The show will feature all sorts of spring flowers, and I don’t know about you, but the sight of some daffodils would certainly do me some good. It’s also important to note that the show will not just feature flowers for viewing, but for buying as well with all funds going to support the ongoing maintenance of these great South Bend institutions.

Where: 2105 Mishawaka Ave
When: 12:00pm-4:00pm, today
Price: $3 for adults, $2 for children

For more information about the event, check out the South Bend Trib article here.

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