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!

#dixonblooms contest

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





Coming Up
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Third Thursdays: Open until 8pm
Special / Holiday Hours

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