Discover an ocean of color this spring! Immerse yourself amongst the flowers and take in the wonderful aromas of the most beautifully curated gardens in Indianapolis.
Experience the IMA campus as never seen before with a record 250,000 spring blooms. This fall, IMA staff and volunteers planted 150,000 new bulbs throughout the gardens, creating the largest spring display in IMA history. When combined with the existing plantings that grace IMA’s Oldfields estate, the total comes to an astounding 250,000 bulbs, all ready to burst into bloom. As daylight increases the bulbs will grow, along with our hours. Enjoy the new spring Gardens during our regular hours, as well as newly expanded hours in the Gardens on Thursday through Saturday evenings until 9 pm.
The garden exhibition will be filled with favorites such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, irises and pansies, as well as rare Himalayan Blue Poppies that were started from seed in Alaska for the IMA. Guests are invited to explore the beautiful scenery through a new garden path. Every twist and turn will be filled with glorious color and spectacular views of the historic Oldfields estate. The path will feature five new gardens. Presented by Tom and Nora Hiatt, Alice’s Garden, a dramatic pop-up garden recognizing longtime volunteer and supporter of the IMA Alice McKinney, transforms the former parking lot at the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse into a verdant retreat.
Take in the scenery and sip on a drink in the new Beer Garden this spring. Presented by Marya and Tony Rose, this garden oasis will be located just outside the Elder Greenhouse. Sit and stay a while, or take a drink with you for a stroll through the gardens and enjoy the nature in all its glory. The Beer Garden will feature an exclusive beer from Sun King Brewing Co., only available at the IMA. Also on tap will be an imported beer, wine and a Triton Brewing Co. root beer. Soft pretzels from Pat’s Philly Pretzels and a snack mix will also be served.
Opening Weekend: March 31-April 2. Family Day is April 1 and include activities for the whole family, like listening to seasonal music, creating your own felt birdhouse at the Elder Greenhouse, and exploring spring blooms around campus.