Throughout the seasons many hundreds of plant varieties provide an ever-changing tapestry of beauty for our guests and make our animals feel at home. From towering trees and exotic tropicals to delicate spring bulbs, our plant collection reflects the dazzling diversity found in the plant kingdom. Come see for yourself why we’re called Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden!
Be sure to come to our annual Macy’s Garden Festival, which is held the first full weekend in May. Here you’ll learn more about gardening, listen to some folk music and have a chance to purchase some of our special plants.
Below, you will find profile sheets highlighting several botanic species found in AMAZONIA. Click on each PDF document to find out more!
Bamboo Ginger (Zebra Ginger)
Parrot Flower (Parrot's Beak)
Lemon Button Fern
Burle Marx Philodendron
Bloodwood (Dragon's Blood Tree)
South American Royal Palm