After Hours with the Flowers

White orchid at night

Explore the Spring Flower Show in an intimate setting with live music, a cash bar and an educational talk by a different horticultural expert each night. See the schedule below for speaker and musician details.

Date and Time

5-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23, 2023


Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building


Special Ticketed Event: $5 for Arboretum members; $20 for non-members. Please select your date when you purchase tickets. 

Event Tickets


  • Feb. 9: Alan Branhagen speaks about Birdscaping at 5:30 p.m. and Gardening With Butterflies at 6:30 p.m. During the Birdscaping talk, learn about the most bird-friendly native plants and how to provide shelter and water for a bird-friendly landscape. During the Gardening with Butterflies talk, discover the need for host and nectar plants for popular butterflies — and the habitat you need to provide for pollinators to overwinter in your yard year after year. Music by We Are The Willows. 
  • Feb. 16: Ryan McEnaney, Bailey Nurseries’ Marketing & Communications Manager, will discuss his new book, “Field Guide to Outside Style: Design and Plant Your Perfect Outdoor Space.” Music by Chuck Linderkamp.
  • Feb. 23: Kelly Sanquist of Kelly's Cottage Garden of Minnesota will speak on succulents and strategies for creating artful succulent arrangements. Music by The Ladies Music Club.