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Nov. 4 – 25, 1979

Following an 18-month closure of the Conservatory to execute a $2 million restoration project, this year’s show presented a three-ring surface of chrysanthemums and other fall blooms, with features including tightrope-walking clowns, a seal balancing a ball of flowers, and poodles jumping through hoops.


Exhibition Room A

Fall Flower Show 1979: Greatest Show Under the Big Glass Top

Japanese Room

Fall Flower Show 1979: Greatest Show Under the Big Glass Top

Economic Room

Fall Flower Show 1979: Greatest Show Under the Big Glass Top

Old-Fashioned Room

Fall Flower Show 1979: Greatest Show Under the Big Glass Top