I absolutely love fall, and Fort Wayne embraces the season with me – especially the Foellinger-FreimannBotanical Conservatory. Pumpkins and bright, fall colors decorate the gorgeous array of flowers throughout the Conservatory. I love watching children’s faces light up when they spot giant pumpkins and garden gnomes in the foliage! Come check out the Punkin’ Path exhibit yourself on October 14-31.
Currently at the Conservatory, visitors can do more than just stroll amongst the flowers. There are classes for adults, like the seasonal DIY gifts and home décor classes, and family-oriented programs through Family Garden Close-Up. One of my personal favorites is Tai Chi in the Garden; it is a truly unique and relaxing experience! (Click here to view more classes at the Conservatory.)
Also, the Botanical Conservatory is just one of several places that has something fun to do during downtown Fort Wayne’s annual sensation and one of my favorite nights of the year, Fright Night, on Saturday, October 18th. Downtown comes alive this night with all kinds of festivities, and the Conservatory will feature pumpkin activities for children and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in the evening for adults. ($2 viewing fee)
The Botanical Conservatory is a welcome reprieve you might need after a busy day of work or to take a break from city life. Admission costs are fairly low ($5 – adults, $3 – children), so come bring your family here for a fun and educational experience!
Visit the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory online, on Facebook, or downtown at 1100 S. Calhoun St. 260-427-6440Hours:Sunday Noon - 4pmTuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm Closed: Mondays, New Year’s Day, Christmas Day
Admission: Adults $5 Children (ages 3-17) $3 Age 2 and under Free
Amanda Reusser is a 2006 graduate from Taylor University-Upland. She has spent the past 6 years living and teaching Drama, English and ESOL in Florida, Indonesia and Austria. While it was fun and insightful, she is very glad to be back home in Indiana. Amanda loves traveling, trying new foods, and learning cultural dances. She enjoys getting to know new people, teaching teenagers, and being involved with her home church.