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Chrysanthemum Festival

Chrysanthemum Festival

Dates & Price

On View October 22–November 20, 2016

Free with Gardens admission

Experience our most intensively cultivated display during Chrysanthemum Festival, featuring more than 16,000 chrysanthemums nurtured and trained by our horticulture experts to resemble clouds, balls, spirals, columns, pagodas, and even a fountain of cascading fall blooms.

Our gardeners work daily throughout the seasons, grooming and training the plants using the traditional growing techniques from Japan and China, where chrysanthemum displays are a highly-respected artform. Chrysanthemum Festival is the largest display of exhibition mums in the United States, and showcases the largest Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum grown outside of Asia—our Thousand Bloom Mum boasts more than 1,500 perfectly arranged flowers on one plant.

Explore this Season's Highlights

Watch as our talented crew brings the Thousand Bloom Mum into our East Conservatory