"Botanica Jones: Scientist, Merchant or Thief?" Garden Exhibit


“Botanica Jones:  Scientist, Merchant or Thief?”
Garden Exhibit * July 13 - November 17

When plant explorers delve into new worlds they bring many questions.  The scientist might ask, "What is it?  How does it grow?  What does it do?".  The merchant will consider the profitability of a plant's production or trade, whether it is a new crop that can open new markets.  But the thief.....

Visit a wealthy Englishwoman's garden, showcasing plants brought back by "Botanica Jones", a fictional plant explorer of the late 1800s through the early 1900s.  While you view exotic and familiar plants through new eyes, you'll discover fascinating episodes of daring and peril tha real plant hunters endured to bag their quarry.  By the end of your visit, you can decide whether you have the passion to join these botanical elite.

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm

Adults $5
Children (ages 3-17) $3
Age 2 and under Free