Zoo Hosts Bloomin’ Zoo Garden Festival & Plant Sale


Tropical patio plants, native perennials, trees, shrubs, bamboos, orchids, and ornamental grasses are among the offerings available for purchase during the 14th Annual Bloomin’ Zoo Garden Fest & Plant Sale.  The zoo’s Botanical Department has been busy growing and preparing these unique items for the festival that is taking place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.  Zoo visitors for the event will also enjoy the many spring blooms on grounds as well as live music, including a performance on Saturday by the Henderson County High InSongniacs.  The choir performance begins at 1 pm.

A Pre-Sale for Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden members only takes place on Friday, May 1, from 5:00-7:30 p.m.  The Friday evening event offers live music and a cash bar. Proceeds from the plant sale benefit the Evansville Zoological Society, a not-for-profit organization.


Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is open 365 days a year from 9 am – 5 pm, last entry at 4 pm.  Admission for adults is $9.50 and children ages 3-12 are $8.50.  Children age 2 and under are free.  Zoo members are free.  Please visitwww.meskerparkzoo.com for additional information or to purchase a zoo membership online.