“Hundred Acre Wood” Winter Exhibit
January 12-April 21
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.
You won't want to miss the winter bloomers like cyclamen and kalanchoe transitioning in March to spring tulips and daffodils!
Sponsored by: Majic 95.1 and Fun 101.7
Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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.
The Great Train Connection
Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 24, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
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.
Garden Close-Up: Tiny Pines!
Saturday, February 23, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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!