pink Cymbidium orchid flowers

Sweetheart Orchid Display
February 5-24

Public hours: Tues-Sat 10 am-5-pm, Sun 12-4, Thurs ‘til 8 pm

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.


Sweetheart Sachet

Bring a girl friend to make a craft and take your mind off these dark, cold days of winter. The Conservatory is offering a morning workshop where you create your own sweetheart sachet. Our classy craft guru Darlene Tomkinson will walk you through the steps to assembling and decorating a pretty pouch enhanced with your choice of fragrance. We’ll have all the supplies; you just sign up and maybe invite that friend or family member you have been meaning to spend some time with. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: January 25. Min. 10. Max. 20.

Code              Date             Day         Time

127025-S1     2/2                Sa           9:30 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$18

Member or Volunteer Fee: $14

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.


Couple’s Forest Bathing Walk (Shinrin-Yoku)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Conservatory is offering a ‘Couple’s Walk’, that is, a couple’s “forest bathing” walk. Take this Saturday morning to rediscover your inner child and your connection with the natural world and each other. Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing, is the experience of immersing oneself in the sensory gifts of nature. This can be done in a forest setting, gardens and parks. The benefits are not only a greater sense of well-being, but a boost in immune function and ready access to lower stress hormones and boosts in serotonin levels. Being relaxed, revitalized, and better equipped to handle the stresses of daily living are the goals of this forest bathing walk. Instructor Christy Thomson is a life-long resident of northeast IN. She is the only certified forest therapy guide in Indiana. Note: Additional couples may drop in, up to the class maximum, but call ahead to make sure class will be in session. Registration deadline: February 8. Ages 18+. Min. 10. Max. 16.

Code                     Date      Day         Time

127055-S1            2/16       Sa           9:30 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 2/$42

Member or Volunteer Fee: $36

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.



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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
Closed: Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas Day


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