I'd been to the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory many times, as I lived in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area for four years, from 1988 to 1992.
I first visited the Conservatory's Sunken Gardens in the Spring of 1989, when snow still blanketed the grounds outside but bulbs brought spring indoors. This picture of my son was taken when he was 5.
He's 32 now, and that is still one of my favorite photos of him. Visiting the park brought back many wonderful memories of our time there.
To see other posts of fabulous Fling gardens, check out my overview of Wouterina De Raad's mosaic sculpture garden and the Eloise Butler Wildlife Garden and Bird Sanctuary.