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Check out the  Fall Fun Times with information on all of the Conservatory Events and programs or Register NOW  for more fun! Remember, the Conservatory is open Thursday nights until 8:00 p.m. for your viewing pleasure.  All events and exhibitions are regularly priced admission unless otherwise noted.

Exhibition Information          


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 Youth Education      
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Upcoming Special Events and Exhibits

"Present Tense, Future Calm" Garden Exhibit
Fall Bonsai Display
Punkin Path
Garden Trick or Treat
Fall Plant Swap
1st Garden Glimpse


2020 Conservatory Art Displays

Get to know local and regional artists in a variety of media through the Botanical Conservatory’s bi-monthly art exhibits, open to view in our meeting room during public hours. Regular Conservatory admission applies for both the exhibit and public reception: $5 adults, $3 ages 3-17 and ages 2 and under free. For more information, call (260) 427-6443 or email Program Supervisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Emily Simpson: Fossil Vitra


Public Reception: August 9, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

In the last 20 years, Emily Simpson began her work as a glass artist making jewelry and has since explored techniques with a larger kiln. Most of her work is now kiln formed and includes various techniques of adhering dried plant specimens and softening glass edges to produce functional art pieces. The exhibit of Botanicals in Glass was first dubbed “Fossil Vitra” by Paul Tarlow of Helios Glass Studio in Austin, TX. Having been a plant enthusiast all her life, Emily says this way of making glass art is her favorite and is also a great way to exercise her green thumb! Emily’s next adventure in glass will be deep “bas relief” dry plaster casting. She will also be conducting classes in kiln forming at the new home studio she shares with fellow artist and husband Greg Duncan in Fort Wayne. By sharing her work, Emily hopes to inspire people to look more closely at the world around them as a reminder of the beauty found there. 


Dannon Schroeder: Botanical Benefactions


Public Reception: October 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The botanically inspired paintings of Dannon Schroeder have been described as joyfully energetic and intensely dramatic expressions of the natural world by viewers, collectors, and gallerists alike. These works are created with an underlying connection to the natural world through cultivation, propagation and care of botanical species by the artist. Themes consistent within this eco-abstract style range from natural preservation and conservation to environmental growth and development. The range of color and form are expressive, exaggerated, and defy any particular reference to species. These works are painted in a multi-axis orientation that allows the owner to rotate the canvas, alter their perception of imagery and possibly even discover new life forms.


Upcoming Events

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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

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving: 4pm - 8pm
Closed:New Years Day, Christmas Day


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