About this Display
On View Through November 24
Chrysanthemum Festival is an extraordinary blend of horticulture and artistry, preserving an ancient Asian art form while showcasing innovative plant-growing techniques.
Discover more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums nurtured and trained by our horticulture experts, some for more than a year, to resemble clouds, torches, spirals, fans, 13-foot arches, and more.
See our most audacious plant of all—the largest Thousand Bloom Mum in North America—which showcases more than 1,416 perfect yellow blooms for the first time.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Blooms!
Strike a pose with our amazing Thousand Bloom mum and share it on Instagram with #ThousandBloom.
Our Mum Goes to Washington
Our experts have shared the art of growing a Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum with our colleagues at the U.S. Botanic Garden. You can see this living work of art—featuring 535 blooms on a single plant—on display now through November 17 at USBG in Washington, DC.
Explore this Season's Highlights:
- Explore what's in bloom in our Gardens
- Go Beyond the Garden Gates and meet the gardeners who bring Chrysanthemum Festival to life, November 9 & 23
- Learn more about autumn in the Gardens