Plants in the Canopy: Epiphytes
January 14 - March 19, Canale Conservatory
Bromeliaceae is an exquisite neotropical family with an incredible evolutionary history that adapted member species to extreme habitats. Tree-dwellers, cliff-face climbers, and swamp lurkers, in addition to standard ground-dwellers, occupy this family. Epiphytes- plants that live in the canopy- are perhaps the most representative members of this family.
Hello Holland: 230,000 Tulips through April 29, 2017
Visit the gardens and enjoy the myriad of tulips, narcissus, hyacynthoides, galanthus, and muscari blooming on the grounds. Over 230,000 various bulbs in many color combinations announce the arrival of spring!
The Dixon is having a photo contest! At the end of the spring, we will select winners from those who have posted images in the following categories:
- People and blooms
- Children with tulips
- Expansive view of blooms
- Close-up of blooms
- Flowers with insects
To particpate, post a photo on social media using the hashtag #dixonblooms
Winning photos will be on display on the Dixon website. *Please do not pick the flowers, or stand in the beds*
Scent and Symbolism Garden Exhibition
April 6 - July 2, 2017
In conjunction with the Scent and Symbolism exhibition in the galleries, the gardens will be embellished with many new fragrant plants. The newly established rose garden contains only the most fragrant old garden roses, and the Canale Conservatory has been devoted to the culture of fragrance.
Free Garden Design and Plants Tour- every Saturday morning 10-12.
Each month visit a specific garden of the Dixon and learn about its design and plants. Each month garden docents will give you the details of the featured space. Visit all nine gardens, get your card signed and receive a special gift in the New Year.
April- The Whispering Bench Allee
May- The East Lawn
June- The Venus Allee