Fans of flowers and fluttering insects are encouraged to head out to Como Park starting this weekend. The 2016 Summer Flower Show and the Amazing World of Moths photo exhibit open to the public on Saturday, April 30th.
The flower show runs through October 2. The moth photo show runs through June 30.
The flower show will give a nod to the life and times of Prince.
"In a beautiful coincidence only befitting Prince’s world-wide prominence, his life and the significance of his artistic work, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s Summer Flower Show presents a botanical color scheme of purple and lavender, featuring a new Oriental Trumpet hybrid Lily named “Purple Prince,” according to a statement from Como officials.
"The Summer Flower Show displays the greatest array of warm season blooming plants over the longest schedule of the five Sunken Garden Flower Shows."
"The Amazing World of Moths", by Minneapolis artist Bill Johnson will be displayed in Como’s Exhibit Gallery and features more than 40 close-up images highlighting the diverse colors and shapes of moths.
Johnson specializes in plant and insect photography, from full-specimen to ultra-close-up macro photography. His images have appeared in more than 900 national and regional publications, including nature magazines, gardening books, field guides, and most recently a children’s book to entitled Minnesota Bug Hunt.
Como will host a meet and greet with Johnson on Sunday, May 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is free.