Help us keep the gardens growing! Donate now to your preferred team: Men's Monarchs of Merriment or Women's Queen of Carnival. The winning team will be crowned at the Mardi Gras Gala on February 10th at the fabulous Bentley Banquet and Conference Center. Visit www.TaylorConservatory. org for gala tickets and details. All funds raised help us maintain the public space and provide educational programming to residents of Southeast Michigan. Many school groups, residents, senior citizens, and wellness seekers visit the Taylor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens every month from April through November.