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Call for Instructors          

 Have an exciting workshop idea you would like to share with the community? The Foellinger- Freimann Botanical Conservatory is currently accepting class proposals for the upcoming summer and fall season.  The Botanical Conservatory offers year-round educational workshops ranging from gardening practices, and nature study, to hands on demonstrations.

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Past workshops offered at the Botanical Conservatory have included, Autumn Door Swag, Air Plant Mini Terrarium, Bee Keeping Basics, and Garden Stepping Stones, to name a few. Instructors can range anywhere from talented artists to Master Gardeners.

 

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Interested in sharing your knowledge and talent? Submit a class proposal by emailing our Program Supervisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the following:

-A resume highlighting your teaching experience

-A brief description of the proposed class

-Images of your completed project(s) and/or additional reference materials

- Availability   

 

2ForU Study Trips

Thank you for your interest in the 2ForU program!  2ForU is an easy way for teachers to schedule two great sites for one day!  Fill out one easy form to request your Study Trips. Your selected venues will work together to finalize the details and then contact you to confirm.

2ForU Participating Venues

Click here to see the 2ForU program offerings for all the participating venues.
Ready to sign up and/or learn more? 2FORU Registration

Botanical Conservatory Youth Tour Offerings:

 
Visit Length 2 Hours
Max # of Students 100
Grades PreK-8
Prices represent a discount for 2ForU No
Standard's Aligned Programming Yes
Cost / Student $2-$3 per student depending on curriculum 
Cost / Adults 1 adult for every 5 students is free; more than 1 adult per 5 students is $4.00 per adult
Cost / Teachers Free
Lunch Spot Yes; Outdoors only
Transportation? No

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October 17, 2019

Mayor Tom Henry, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel, community leaders and funding partners gathered inside the lobby of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory to officially open the new Conservatory Connector. The $552,000 project links the Conservatory to the lower level of the Embassy Theatre, the Grand Wayne Center, the Fort Wayne Hilton, and other downtown destinations.  Read more...

 

Connector ground breaking

April 30, 2019

The Botanical Conservatory Connector will connect the Botanical Conservatory, The Embassy, the Grand Wayne Center, the Tin Caps complex and parking structures.  A new garden will be created behind the Conservatory between the Conservatory and The Embassy as part of the project. A new, steel, 25-foot sculpture called Wild Vine will arch across the entrance—from the electronic message board to the lobby entrance. Wild Vine will symbolize the power of plant life and will serve as a focal and meeting point downtown. 

Botanical Conservatory Connector Press Release

 

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Megaflora Rendering 
Artist: Cary Shafer 
 

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The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is a delightful destination for groups ~ where you may explore three indoor gardens, experience our seasonal showcases, try hands-on exhibits and stroll through four outdoor gardens landscaped with grasses, shrubs, flowers, and native Midwestern trees and plants. 

Groups of 20 or more adults receive a 20% discount off the full-price admission to the Conservatory!
(Children attending with a group of 20 or more persons will be charged $2.00 each.)

Call us today to schedule your visit to this botanical oasis ~ we look forward to seeing you!

Amenities


Estimated one hour visit time, plus shopping
Free parking: on-site for motor coaches, nearby parking garage for vans/cars
Greeting and orientation by staff; complimentary garden guide
Boutique-style gift shop with nature-related merchandise and plants ~ groups with over 20 adults receive 10% off in the shop
Groups may tour at their leisure
Ample bench seating throughout the facility
FAM tours always welcome


Garden Features

*Year-round gardens for relaxation, strolling, plant study and photographs
*Showcase Garden features four seasonal, themed exhibits, including a live butterfly display in the spring
*Indoor gardens encompass over 1200 plants (502 species) and 72 types of cacti
*Hands-on exhibits focus on plant science, human uses of plants, and the underground landscape
*An official plant rescue center ~ look for rescued orchids in the Tropical Garden

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Testimonials
I brought a group of my senior adults from our church, Bluffton Church of the Nazarene, up to visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens on March 28! I was asked by several of the staff members, after taking our picture, if I would send you a picture of our group and the fun we had. They suggested you might want them for brochures or advertisement, but that you guys enjoy receiving pictures of groups that enjoyed themselves.

Thank you for providing a wonderful exhibit for us to come and take part in viewing God's beautiful creation with spring upon us! I appreciate the great help and support the staff provided us that day. They were very friendly and enjoyable to have conversation with! Once again, I want to say a BIG thank you!!    Andrew Miller

Prices/Contacts

$4 per person ~ groups of 20 adults & over

2 Free Admissions for every 20 Paid Admissions

Amanda Amstutz
1100 S. Calhoun St
Fort Wayne IN 46802
E-mail: Amanda Amstutz

260-427-6443
260-427-6450 fax

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

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
Closed: Mondays, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving: 4pm - 8pm; Black Friday: 10 am-8 pm 
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve: 10 am -5 pm 

Admission

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