The Conservatory is a verdant, green paradise, featuring thousands of flowers, plants and trees.

Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. Admission is free.

Announcement Regarding the Assiniboine Park Conservatory

January 12, 2018: This morning, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) announced that the Conservatory located in Assiniboine Park will permanently close in April 2018. The last day the Conservatory will be open to the public is Easter Monday, April 2, 2018.

MEDIA RELEASE: January 12, 2018: Assiniboine Park Conservatory Closing in April
In 2009, when APC launched the redevelopment plan for Assiniboine Park and Zoo, the decision was made that the current Conservatory would eventually close and be replaced with a new horticultural attraction, now known as Canada's Diversity Gardens. The closure of the Conservatory is the next step in bringing this exciting project to life. 
A number of feasibility assessments conducted since 2002 have concluded that the Conservatory is past its viable lifespan as a horticultural attraction and operational facility and it is not practical to attempt to maintain the building for the future. In addition, in recent years, we have experienced and continue to experience ongoing operational issues of varying degrees within the Conservatory.
Unfortunately, the reality is that it’s only a matter of time before a major building failure is experienced that would likely require the immediate closure of the facility.   

Farewell Celebration | March 27 - April 2

The Conservatory has been a favourite gathering place for Manitobans for over a century. To give it the farewell it deserves, we are inviting the community to share written, photographic, and video memories of their time at the Conservatory. Submissions will be accepted until March 2, following which a select number will be compiled into a commemorative slideshow. An open-house style, week-long community celebration will take place at the Conservatory from March 27 to April 2. Complimentary coffee and tea will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily during the slideshow with APC staff and volunteers on site to talk with visitors and share respective memories.

Submissions will be accepted until March 2 and can be sent via the following methods:

Email: Send your memories to 

Social: Post your photograph, video or written memory using the hashtag #conservatoryfarewell and tag @assiniboineparkzoo

Mail: Assiniboine Park Conservancy, c/o Conservatory Celebration, 55 Pavilion Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N6


Conservatory Palm House

Rotating Display 

The current display features epiphytic plants, including Tillandsias, Orchids and Bromeliads. Epiphytic plants grow on the surface of other plants or on rocks and derive their moisture and nutrients from the air, rain water or from debris accumulating around the plant. Other epiphytes include many mosses, liverworts. lichens and algae. In the tropics you can find ferns, cacti, orchids and bromeliads. The current display also showcases a number of varieties of Ferns, Sansevierias and Calathea. Flowering material includes Pincushions, Proteas, Leucodendrons, Kalanchoes and Begonias.

  • Entrance
  • Protea
  • Water Feature
  • Orchids
  • Center of display
  • Orchid Detail