The Como Conservatory is flanked by the Como Zoo. We snapped this photo as we looked downward while leaving . . . because we could only get a partial photo of a sleeping male lion for our previous NEW Zoo series.
A touch of the exotic in the color of this fish.
We almost got our shoes wet to get a closer view.
Rocks and rock bridges comprise a large part of the exterior Japanese garden.
A bonsai tree.
Bonsai trees rooted in a thousand year Japanese tradition present a striking foil to the large contemporary white and glass conservatory exterior.
Both exterior fence and conservatory exterior are of simple uncluttered contemporary design.
Straight vertical lines of an exterior fence provide a foreground for angled and arced lines of the conservatory’s exterior.
Gardens extend to the exterior grounds of the conservatory. The flat pads emphasize the smooth surface of an exterior pond.
The bark of an exotic tropical tree.
Another conservatory wing features tropical plants.
Sunlight streaming through glass panels created a translucent glow on delicate petals.
We visited the Como Conservatory in St. Paul, MN.