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Chrysanthemum Festival

Chrysanthemum Festival

Dates & Price

On View October 25–November 18, 2018


Free with Gardens Admission


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Our horticulture expertise shines during Chrysanthemum Festival.

Experience the largest display of exhibition chrysanthemums in the United States. Our horticulture experts work daily throughout the seasons to meticulously nurture and train more than 17,000 chrysanthemums into giant orbs, spirals, pagodas, columns, and even more unique forms—including a traditional fan shape making its debut this year.

In late October, the unveiling of the Thousand Bloom Mum—a single plant bearing more than 1,500 perfect blooms on one stem—takes our display to a whole new level. The result is simply astounding.

Throughout Chrysanthemum Festival, relish the colorful foliage of our outdoor Gardens. Wander our Meadow Garden and delight in the return of our Garden Railway.

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