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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

  • Address: 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 427-6440
  • Fax: (260) 427-6450
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Surround yourself with nature at an oasis in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. Enjoy lush, seasonal displays, four outdoor gardens, the Tropical Garden with orchids, palms and a cascading waterfall and the Sonoran Desert Garden. Be sure to visit the Gift Shop.

 

Open: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun Noon-4pm. Closed Mondays, Labor Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

 

Admission: Adults $5.00 / Children (ages 3-17) $3.00 / Age 2 and under free

 

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Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space
  • Largest Room 150
  • Total Sq. Ft. 25000
  • Reception Capacity 250
  • Banquet Capacity 250
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 50
  • "Victorian Christmas" Holiday Exhibit

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 6, 2019

    2018-11-17 2019-01-06 "Victorian Christmas" Holiday Exhibit <p>"Victorian Christmas" Holiday Exhibit <br />November 17 - January 6<br /><br />The holidays are full of traditions. This year, the Conservatory is drawing on the old-fashioned sensibilities of the Victorian Era. We'll set the scene for Father Christmas with yesteryear's candles, plum pudding, carolers, and handmade decor that brought pleasure to families before the turn of the last century in both England and her cousin America. Peek into a house decorated for the holidays while you stroll a lamp-lit street. A display of images from vintage postcards will help you capture the feeling of those days. <br /><br />Hours:<br />Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />Sunday Noon - 4pm<br />Closed: Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas Day<br /><br />Admission<br />Adults $5<br />Children (ages 3-17) $3<br />Age 2 and under Free</p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-11-21 2019-01-06 Botanical Conservatory- Garden in Lights <div><span><strong>Garden in Lights</strong></span></div> <div> <p><strong>November 21-January 6</strong></p> <p>We’ve decorated all through the gardens, indoors and out. Enjoy beautiful poinsettias in the Victorian Christmas garden, ornaments and lights in the Tropical and Desert Houses, and an illuminated outdoor display of lights and synchronized holiday music. Especially effective during our evening hours on Thursday and Friday nights for five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the gardens are lovely throughout the holidays and provide a tremendous backdrop for family photos, special outings, and guest entertainment. Make the most of your visit as you enjoy Fort Wayne’s treasured public garden. Our gift shop will also be open during public hours for holiday shopping. Sponsored by PBS 39 and Majic 95.1 FM.</p> </div> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-12-16 14:00:00 2018-12-16 14:45:00 Botanical Conservatory - Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert <!--- fall getaway ---> <div> <p><span><strong>Suzuki Strings Holiday Concert</strong></span></p> <p>Sunday, December 16, 2:00-2:45 p.m.</p> <p>Visit the Conservatory gardens and enjoy this special concert offered by the accomplished students of Fort Wayne Suzuki. Children ages 4 to 18 will play folk songs, classical melodies, and holiday favorites on violin and cello. The Suzuki Method of instruction, also known as the “mother tongue method,” is based on the premise that music is learned like a language: children first hear the music and then learn to read and write it. Children develop the ability to “speak” music like a language and are able to play dozens of songs by memory. You can hear for yourself the results as local Suzuki students play music with holiday ear appeal. Concert is included with regular Conservatory admission. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.</p> </div> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • "Hundred Acre Wood" Winter Garden Exhibit

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until April 21, 2019

    2019-01-12 2019-04-21 "Hundred Acre Wood" Winter Garden Exhibit <p>"Hundred Acre Wood"<br />Winter Garden Exhibit  January 12-April 21<br /><br /><span>This winter, come in from the cold to discover the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends. You’ll find Eeyore, Rabbit, Piglet and Pooh Bear have made their homes quite comfortably in the Botanical Conservatory’s Showcase Garden. You can relive or be introduced to the imaginative stories of A.A. Milne from his books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner as you play in our version of the Hundred Acre Wood. But watch out for Heffalumps! Hands-on learning stations in the Discovery Gallery help you explore how this literature connects to everyday life. </span></p> <p><span>Sponsored by Fun 101.7 and Majic 95.1 FM.</span><br /><br />Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory<br />1100 South Calhoun Street<br />Fort Wayne, IN 46802<br />(260) 427-6440</p> <p>Hours:<br />Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />Sunday Noon - 4pm</p> <p>Admission<br />Adults $5<br />Children (ages 3-17) $3<br />Age 2 and under Free</p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-01-26 10:00:00 2019-01-26 15:00:00 Winterval at the Conservatory <p><strong style="font-size: 11pt;">Winterval at the Conservatory</strong></p> <p><strong>A “Winterval” Event </strong><br /><strong>Saturday, January 26, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.</strong> <br />Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. </p> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Join the Conservatory and our Winterval partners in celebrating winter. At the Conservatory, you can make a winter bird feeder, learn how plants survive the winter, watch an ice sculpture take shape before your eyes, and have fun exploring our Hundred Acre Wood garden exhibit. Other activities will be held around town at the Community Center, the Old Fort, and Science Central. Don’t forget about the Fort Wayne Rugby Club’s annual Snow Bowl match at Lawton Park at 1:00 p.m. Winterval is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Improvement District. Regular Conservatory admission applies. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.</span></p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Sweetheart Orchid Display

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 24, 2019

    2019-02-05 2019-02-24 Sweetheart Orchid Display <div><span><strong><span>Sweetheart Orchid Display</span></strong></span></div> <div><strong>February 5-24 <br /></strong> <p><strong>Public hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5-pm, Sun 12-4, Thurs ‘til 8 pm</strong></p> <p>Make a date for the Botanical Conservatory and bring your sweetie down in February to enjoy our Hundred Acre Wood exhibit, lovely indoor gardens, and a special display of orchids. Take a moment with camera or cell phone to capture a photo of your darling under the orchid arbor planted with a cascade of striking Cattleyas, fragrant Dendrobiums, dainty Oncidiums, and moth-like Phalaenopsis against a backdrop of a lush Tropical Garden. Then, browse the Conservatory gift shop for an orchid or other sweet gift.</p> </div> <p>Hours:<br />Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />Sunday Noon - 4pm<br /><br />Admission<br />Adults $5<br />Children (ages 3-17) $3<br />Age 2 and under Free</p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-09 10:00:00 2019-02-09 15:00:00 Pooh Day at the Botanical Conservatory <p>"Pooh Day"<br />February 9, 2019</p> <p><span>Go on your own “expotition” in the enchanted land of the Hundred Acre Wood at the Botanical Conservatory during our winter “Pooh Day” event! You can take part in activities, win at games, and make crafts, all inspired by A. A. Milne’s residents of the Hundred Acre Wood. Make your own Tigger, Winnie-the-Pooh, or Eeyore to take home! Find the Heffalump, jump like Kanga and Roo in the obstacle course, or test your knowledge of the Wood’s inhabitants in our scavenger hunt! You can even take home a character balloon crafted by a local balloon artist. You’ll expend some energy in our exhibit bouncing like Tigger and practicing your exercises, too. Regular Conservatory admission applies. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.</span></p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-23 11:00:00 2019-02-23 13:00:00 Garden Close-Up: Tiny Pines! <p><span><strong>Garden Close-Up: Tiny Pines!</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Saturday, February 23, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.</strong></p> <p>Tired of the “winter blahs”? Then come explore the Hundred Acre Wood at the Botanical Conservatory to brighten your day! During our Great Train Connection on February 23 we’ll consider Pooh Bear’s Six Pine Trees, where he and Piglet chased a Woozle. Test your knowledge of pines, spruces, and firs and learn to make your own model “pine” tree. When you visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday, you always get a closer look at our gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration. We highlight a different garden each month so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. Included in your regular Conservatory admission, so drop in!</p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-02-23 2019-02-24 The Great Train Connection at the Botanical Conservatory <p><span><strong>The Great Train Connection</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.<br /></strong><strong style="font-size: 11pt;">Sunday, February 24, 12:00-4:00 p.m.</strong></p> <p><span>At the turn of the 20th century, Fort Wayne was a major railroad town, connected to every major city by rail. Climb aboard this weekend to get a good look at local railroad history and enjoy the thrill of model trains. Throughout this two-day event, model railroad clubs will run their G-scale, HO gauge, and N gauge trains in tabletop displays, while history buffs share their stories and explain the artifacts they have carefully accumulated and preserved. You’ll also hear about the historical reclamation of one of the last surviving steam engines in the world, the 765. Get connected to Fort Wayne through its history! Regular garden admission applies: $5/adult, $3/child age 3-17. Ages 2 and under are free. For more information, call (260) 427-6440 or visit www.botanicalconservatory.org.</span></p> 1100 South Calhoun Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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