Conservatory Christmas

by | Dec 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Today I went to Matthaei Botanical Garden in Ann Arbor for my annual Cactus and Succulent Society Christmas meeting. Of course, I had to walk through the conservatory. The Christmas displays were gorgeous and I thought you would like to see them.

As you enter the conservatory, you are greeted by these beautiful arrangements, which line the walk. I think they are just stunning!!

Pink poinsettias, 'Marguerite' sweet potato vine, and cyperus

Pink poinsettias, ‘Marguerite’ sweet potato vine, and cyperus

As you keep walking, your eye is drawn into the next room to this amazing poinsettia tree.

Poinsettia tree

Poinsettia tree

I have to tell you, pink and green are two of my favorite colors, especially together, so just WOW!

There were also plenty of traditional red and white poinsettias, which I also love.


‘Christmas Rose’ poinsettias, white poinsettias, paper whites, coleus, and chartruese Alternanthera.

The amaryllis weren’t too shabby, either.

In the conservatory, they have this amazing kaleidoscope that is made with plants. Right now, it is filled with red poinsettias. I love the images I got from putting my camera up to the eye hole.

Three Christmas trees scattered throughout the conservatory were decorated with ornaments representing gifts plants give us. What a great idea!

They give us the gifts of food.

They give us the gift of food.

The gifts of shelter, especially for the birds.

The gifts of shelter, especially for the birds.

The gift of clothing

The gift of clothing



Desert room bling

On the way out, these huge myrtle topiaries decorated with poinsettias, potato vines, and Alternanthera were the parting wow!


Myrtle topiaries dressed up for Christmas.

If you live near Ann Arbor, visit Matthaei. If you don’t, find a conservatory near you and visit. They are bound to have amazing holiday displays.

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