The centerpiece of the 15-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens is the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, home to thousands of beautifully displayed tropical and desert plantings. Within the 13,000 square feet, you will discover 750 varieties of plants, a cascading waterfall and a sky bridge to experience stunning views into the tropical forest.
Its unique design has earned attention and praise in the architectural community. It is 224 feet long, 70 feet in diameter, and is covered by 3,028 sections of translucent, double-layered acrylic panels. The Conservatory includes 13,000 square feet of plant display area in two distinct climates: the Tropical Wet Zone, which is at the south end and is watered daily; and the Tropical Dry Zone at the north end which receives water from April through September, followed by drought from November through March. Some 750 varieties of plants and multiply waterfalls cascading from a total of 35 feet round out the spectacular features of the Conservatory.
Enter North Lobby July 18-November
The south lobby entrance for the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory will be closed temporarily as we undergo renovation and improvements. All visitors can please use the north entry to visit, purchase memberships or register for programs. We look forward to re-opening the south lobby later this year with new and improved visitor and educational spaces.
- Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
- Sunday: 11am-5pm
- Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22
- Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25
- New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1
- Adults: $8
- Seniors (62+) $7
- Active Military $7
- Students (13-19 or w/ valid college ID) $7
- Children (4-12) $5
- FREE Children (3 & Under)
- FREE Myriad Gardens Foundation Members (Become a member today!)
- Groups (10+): $6 adults; $4 children (4-12)
The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory is ADA accessible to the first and third level. An elevator located in the South Lobby is available to get to the third floor. Once on the third level guests can take the catwalk to the north side, then return to elevator to go to the first level. The exterior grounds are ADA.