The Conservatory & Interpretive Center

Bringing Cacti & Succulents to the North

This impressive building is directly across from the tastefully landscaped Sunken Garden and houses a restaurant, gift shop, horticulture library and most importantly, The Conservatory. The world-class Conservatory collection is here courtesy of longtime Minot resident Don Vitko. Don took a special interest in cacti and succulents, and amassed his 5,000+ species collection over 50 years. After the 2009 flood in Minot, Don donated his collection to the IPG where it now lives in a glass conservatory and greenhouse. Featuring species from all around the world, the conservatory is organized by geographic region.

6. Conservatory & Interpretive Center Thousands of succulents and cacti, restaurant, gift shop and horticulture library


Enjoy formal gardens, the unique diversity and texture of The Conservatory or just become one with Nature.


Outdoor games, scavenger hunts and geocaching are just a few of the ways families can spend time together enjoy the Peace Garden.


The acres of the garden beg to be explored on bike or on foot. Better yet, grab a kayak and float.