Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.com

Sunken Garden at Como Zoo & Conservatory // Saint Paul

In July I took a trip to the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul. I wanted some photos of gardens to use for a work project and I couldn’t find any stock photos that I liked, so I decided to go take my own. My mom has always been a huge fan of gardens and flowers, so I thought she’d enjoy a trip out to the conservatory as well. It was a great mother/daughter outing and a fun way to spend the morning. Here are some photos from one of the gardens in the conservatory–the Sunken Garden. I loved how bright and airy this garden this was!

Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.com

Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.comAs soon as I walked in I thought that this would be a beautiful location for engagement photos. When I looked down to the other end of the garden, I saw that there was a couple with a photographer!

Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.com

Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.com

Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.com

Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.com

Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.com

This sculpture is called “Play Days” and is by Harriet Frishmuth.

Talk a walk through the Sunken Garden at the Como Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. // dreams-etc.com

I read that this garden is changed a few times each year with the change of seasons. I’d love to go back and see the different ways they fill the space!

Do you have gardens that you like to visit?

2 Comments

  1. Kerri

    August 30, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Oh this looks beautiful! I love conservatories and gardens, especially when it’s indoors as you can visit any time of the year. Plus, conservatories in the winter time is the perfect opportunity to warm up if you’re outside walking about.

    ~ K

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    • Crystal // Dreams, etc.

      August 30, 2016 at 8:34 am

      It was so nice! I can imagine conservatories would be fun to visit in winter! I think this one in particular would be really pretty, since they decorate seasonally. 🙂

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