Photo by Ronaele Blauvelt
Discover the wonders of nature at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory ~ an oasis that offers a place of beauty and inspiration.
Visitors may tour three indoor gardens with over 25,000 square feet that showcase 1200 plants (over 500 species) and 72 different types of cactus. Outdoors, you will find four gardens with a variety of ornamental grasses, rhododendrons, trees, shrubs and perennials.
Photo credit: The Papers Inc.
Our youngest visitors are always welcome to visit the Discovery Corner behind Woody the Talking Tree where they’ll find stories and activities relating to a monthly theme. Our materials are all safe and suitable for kids pre-K through 1st grade. Adults are encouraged to read aloud to their young learners and explore ideas together. The Discovery Corner is free with general admission; pre-registration is not required.
Before you leave the Discovery Corner, make sure you say "hi" to Woody the Talking Tree and have the kids crawl through our worm tunnel. Enjoy all of our interactive displays on your way through our three gardens "under glass"! On your way out stop by the gift shop for unique items to remember your visit. Then if you get hungry proceed to the Bagel Station Uptown inside the Botanical Conservatory where you will find a wide range of soups, salads, sandwiches and baked good all waiting to be sampled!
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The Conservatory now offers wireless internet!
(All areas except for the Tropical and Desert Gardens.)
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
Closed: Mondays, New Years Day, Christmas Day
Children (ages 3-17) $3
Age 2 and under Free