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Consider visiting the Conservatory Shop for your gift giving,  special occasion, or gardening shopping!

The Conservatory shop has a wide selection of spring merchandise including Renee’s Garden seeds and many spring seasonal plants. If you are looking for the perfect hostess gift we have herbs and flavor infused olive oil from The Olive Twist. Our regular items continue to be quite popular ~ with the Advice line of mugs, t-shirts and sweatshirts; birthday of the month mugs; a variety of children’s and gardening books and locally made honey products. We have new items arriving all the time.  The gift shop is open during public hours Tuesday through Sunday; Conservatory admission is not required.

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Painted Lady Butterfly Kits for Sale in 2019!

The Painted Lady Butterfly kits are no longer available due to excessive temperatures on the west coast that prevent safely shipping live larvae.

Please check with us next year to buy a kit at:

* Home & Garden Show booth ~ February 28 to March 03, 2019  &  the 2019 Butterfly Exhibit ~ April 27 to July 07

Thanks for your support!

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Olive Oil & House Dipping Blend Now Available from the Olive Twist

- Olive Oil in Butter, Garlic, and Tuscan Herb flavors

- Just add olive oil and your favorite cheese to the House Dipping Blend for a delicious spread

(The dipping blend comes in its own mailing pouch ~ send some to your friends!)

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Renee’s Garden Seeds

Old-fashioned and heirloom varieties for Gourmet Vegetables, Kitchen Herbs and Cottage Garden Flowers

- Packets include varieties such as Summer Feast Heirloom Tomatoes, English Cucumbers, Slow-Bolt Cilantro, Fern leaf Lavender, Heirloom Morning Glories, Spitfire Climbing Nasturtiums and many, many more!

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Conservatory/State of Indiana ornament by Nestled Pines Woodworking

We have a new ornament in the shape of Indiana with the Conservatory logo, a butterfly, and Fort Wayne IN title ~ all in one ornament! Perfect for a souvenir or for out-of-town guests.

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The gift shop also features a wide selection of children’s books and books related to gardening, horticulture and nature. Cultivate your own private space with the help of our garden-inspired books and choose from our many tools, gloves, hats, and outdoor decor items. We have something to delight garden enthusiasts of all ages! 

Enjoy a wide selection of toys and fun gifts for the children in your life. 

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The Conservatory is pleased to feature the work of local artist Austin Barton. Currently, the gift shop is carrying several of Austin’s wooden bowls created from a branch of a Fig Tree in the Conservatory gardens.

Austin creates handcrafted wooden bowls and items from wood reclaimed from native trees in and around Fort Wayne, often using wood from storm-damaged trees. Austin started turning wood eight years ago after finding a lathe at a garage sale.

“I like to let the piece dictate the shape ~ as I turn the character of the wood comes out and the shape and profile is determined by what the piece reveals. I often think the beauty of my work has existed from the seed of the tree ~ I merely attempt to give shape to the beauty that has always existed within the log.”


We carry DeBrands Chocolate Thoughts available in both dark & milk chocolate for Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, Thank You’s and Mother’s Day.  Just that perfect little gift to tuck in a card!


When you are looking for a unique gift idea, stop by our Gift Shop and check out our botanically inspired gifts! Discover Bonsai at the Conservatory.  New to Bonsai?  Check out the Bonsai link today!

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Please stop in soon!  Conservatory admission is not required to shop. 



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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