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.
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.
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
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.