Downtown Fort Wayne’s Premier Gift Shop 

The Conservatory Shop offers a boutique-style atmosphere filled with houseplants, home & garden essentials, unique toys & books, trendy apparel & fashion accessories, and seasonal merchandise perfect for souvenir-taking and gift-giving. Our seasonal Sales Garden offers a variety of outdoor planting material including herbs, annuals, hanging baskets, and select perennials. Conservatory admission in not required. 

Hours:     Tuesday-Saturday:  10am – 5pm
Thursday: Open Late Until 8pm
Sunday:    Noon – 4pm

Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Phone: (260) 427-6440

 

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Bonsai ~ The Art and Science of Illusion

Bonsai (A tree (bon) in a tray/pot (sai))pronounced bonsai (bone-sigh), is the technique of creating an illusion; using cultivation practices like pruning, wiring, root reduction, defoliation (removing all of the leaves), potting and perhaps grafting.  The illusion being attempted is that of a large, natural looking tree that has been captured and planted in a small container. It can be grown from seeds, plant cuttings, purchased in a nursery pot, or collected from the yard, hillside or field.

Bonsai is both a science (horticulture) and an art (sculpting).  Perhaps that is why it appeals to so many people.  Whether they become interested because of the mystique of a tree, or they want to challenge themselves with a new form of growing things, the bonsai tree tends to draw people in. 

 

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Upcoming Events

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440

Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
Closed: Mondays, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving: 4pm - 8pm; Black Friday: 10 am-8 pm 
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve: 10 am -5 pm 

Admission

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