Garden Exhibit July 13-November 17
When plant explorers delve into new worlds they bring many questions. The scientist might ask, “What is it? How does it grow? What does it do?” The merchant will consider the profitability of a plant’s production or trade, whether it is a new crop that can open new markets. But the thief . . . Visit a wealthy Englishman’s garden, showcasing plants brought back by “Botanica Jones,” a plant explorer of the late 1800s through early 1900s. Enjoy the manor’s formal flower garden, informal shrub border, and fern and hosta glen while you view exotic specimens and discover fascinating episodes of daring and peril that real plant hunters endured. By the end of your visit, you can decide whether you have the passion to join these botanical elite.
Search for the Clues & Win a Conservatory Membership! Download the Botanica Jones trivia form and find the answers on your next visit and then enter for a chance to win a Conservatory Membership.
Make a Connection with the Conservatory
October 18-27, Conservatory Hours
Connect with us! Now that construction has ended, we invite the public to check out our new “Botanical Connector,” which enables you to park in the Civic Center Parking Garage and get to the gardens without going outdoors. Follow the marked route through the corridors of our friendly neighbors -- the Hilton Hotel, Grand Wayne Center, and Embassy stair tower -- to find your way into our Atrium. Once you’ve made this connection, you’ll want to visit at every season! Participate in our way-finding activity and receive a memento during this special opening event week.
The “Botanica Jones” exhibit is sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1, PBS 39, English Bonter Mitchell Foundation, M. E. Raker Foundation, the Flora Dale Krouse Foundation, and the Wilson Foundation.