Cancelled: CBS Conservatory & Botanical Collection Grand Opening Celebratio...

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CBS Conservatory & Botanical Collection

1534 Gortner Avenue

St Paul, MN 55108

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Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the CBS Conservatory & Botanical Collection has cancelled our Grand Opening Celebration and will remain closed to the public until further notice. Your health and wellbeing, and that of the community, are of the utmost importance to us and the University of Minnesota.

Once the situation allows, we will reschedule the opening. We hope to see you then. In the meantime, you can find information about the new facility on the CBS Conservatory & Botanical Collection website.



Explore the brand new College of Biological Sciences Conservatory & Botanical Collection on the University of Minnesota’s campus in St. Paul. The new Conservatory is home to more than 1,800+ plant species with an emphasis on flora from the Southern Hemisphere. Its four biome rooms feature rare plants from New Caledonia, South Africa, Somalia, southern Chile and other spots around the globe. Learn about plant research, participate in fun, plant-based activities and tour of the new space.

Remarks and vine cutting at 9:30 a.m.

Tour the new Conservatory!

Hear from plant researchers.

  • 11 a.m.: Dr. David Remucal

  • Noon: Dr. George Weiblen

  • 1 p.m.: Dr. Ya Yang and Dr. Diego Morales-Briones

  • 2 p.m. : Dr. Jennifer Powers

  • 3 p.m.: Dr. Clay Carter

Participate in plant-related activities.

  • plant propagation stations

  • botany mini labs

Engage with event partners including:

  • Market Science

  • Minnesota State Horticultural Society

  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

  • Terrace Horticultural Books

  • Bell Museum

  • Raptor Center

  • Goldstein Museum

  • The Good Acre




Thank to our sponsors!

Bachman's, Kowalskis, Minnesota State Horticultural Society and the BioTechnology Institute

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Become a Friend of the Conservatory or make a contribution in any amount to the Conservatory Fund.

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St Paul, MN 55108

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