Spring Blooms

Presented by Wild Birds Unlimited

Spring Blooms
Museum Hours

As winter gives way to spring, more than 100,000 new blooms will welcome winter-weary guests to Newfields with flowers around every corner, inside and out. Orchid displays from Newfields’ award-winning living collection will captivate audiences in the IMA Galleries, the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse and Lilly House, and are sure to offer endless inspiration for guests. Spring into the season with the return of Art in Bloom presented by Fifth Third Private Bank, March 31 through April 3. Regional floral artists’ arrangements will be exhibited in the IMA Galleries alongside art in the collection. Outside, early signs of spring will emerge with hyacinths and crocus coming to life in The Garden. As the weather warms, hundreds of thousands of colorful blooms will burst to life, culminating with a magnificent crescendo in mid-April. No matter the weather, Spring Blooms presented by Wild Birds Unlimited offers spectacular floral exhibitions around every turn, so come early and often for a breath of fresh air and to see the Newfields’ campus evolve.

March 26- May 8, 2022
The Garden
Included with General Admission, Free for Members



Meet the Horticulture team 

Spring is an exciting time for the green team at Newfields. What are their favorite things about Spring Blooms? Hear all about it here.

Green Team


Hike in the garden adventure kit

Explore The Garden with this self-guided, hands-on, activity-filled bag designed for families with children ages 4 to 10. Available for check out and return at the Information Desk. Included with general admission and free for members.


Self-Guided Tours

The Museum and The Garden come to life every spring. Take a self-guided tour to get the most out of the stunning beds that are full of colorful bulbs, orchids, edible plants, and more.


Spring Blooms in The Garden


Spring Blooms Orchids in the IMA Galleries


Spring Blooms FAQ

Covid Protocol 

Are guests required to wear masks? 

No, based on the low rate of infection and current CDC guidelines, masks are optional for all guests at Newfields. We strongly encourage guests to wear masks indoors when social distancing is not possible.   

Will Newfields employees be wearing masks? 

Yes, Newfields staff will be wearing masks while indoors unless actively eating or drinking and will wear masks outdoors when social distancing is not possible. 

Is there an outside entrance to Spring Blooms? 

Yes, for those who prefer an entirely outdoor experience, there will be an outdoor contactless check in process. For those who would like to step inside the IMA, there will also be contactless check in inside the Welcome Center.  

Are Lilly House, Greenhouse, and Beer Garden open?  

The Beer Garden, Lilly House and the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse are open for Spring Blooms during regular museum hours. All spaces are operating at a reduced capacity and guests are required to practice social distancing while enjoying them. Please see other Beer Garden FAQs below.   

Will you accept cash onsite?  

Credit cards are the only form of payment accepted at this time.  

Can I bring my drink as I explore The Garden? 

Yes, you are welcome to sip as you walk through The Garden. Just remember, for your safety and the safety of those around you masks are required inside and out at Newfields unless you are actively drinking or eating.