First Thursday of the month:
The Conservatory is open on the first Thursday night of the month for a discounted admission of just $1 per person. During each $1 Night you can also drop in to our program room for a fun and educational lecture or activity. No reservations required. We validate parking tickets from the Civic Center Parking Garage.
$1 Night Insight: Acorns for Luck
Thursday, September 7, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Have you ever picked up an oak nut -- the nut most of us know as an acorn? You may be surprised to know the acorn has been the symbol of good luck, long life, and strength for centuries. Make an acorn craft and get a German cultural perspective on the awesome acorn in light of our current “Blumengarten,” or Flower Garden exhibit.
$1 Night Insight: Mustard Tasting
Thursday, October 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
During our Blumengarten exhibit, we want to bring German culinary culture to life! And mustard, so popular in German culture, will enliven your mouth as you sample different varieties, from mild to hot. Join members of the Fort Wayne Herb Gardeners Club for a mustard tasting and pick up recipes and ideas for using this versatile condiment.
$1 Night Insight: Mandatory ‘Mum’ Meeting!
Thursday, November 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Some people have a hard time overwintering chrysanthemums, asking, “Why do my fall mums never come back?” There could be a very good explanation for this and Lynda Heavrin, Manager of Landscape and Horticulture for the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, will show differences between garden and pot mums, share growing tips, and touch on special techniques used to create more spectacular flower displays.