July 1, 2020

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – Here are some of the programs and events happening in July at the Botanical Conservatory:

 

June 12, 2020

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Board of Park Commissioners is delighted to announce that on Sunday, June 14 the Foellinger Friemann Botanical Conservatory will reopen to the public with the introduction of the new “Present Tense, Future Calm” exhibit.

April 24, 2020

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 Fort Wayne, Ind. – The annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale, sponsored by the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, is now selling a wide variety of locally-grown plants on-line. The sale features annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, and many other garden items. The annual fund raiser is being held this year with some modifications due to the COVID-19 crisis. A complete plant list is available at shop.botanicalconservatory.org where customers can purchase through May 5, with plants available for contactless pickup at Lawton Park starting May 7. Specific pickup times will be selected during the online shopping process.

March 19, 2020

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – With the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory currently closed to the public, the Painted Lady Butterfly Release scheduled for this Saturday, March 21 at the Conservatory has been cancelled.

February 28, 2020

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – Here’s what’s happening at the Botanical Conservatory in March 2020.

Great Train Connection

Saturday, March 7, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Travel through exciting cities and wonderland landscapes while exploring the world of miniature model train displays during this two-day event at the Botanical Conservatory. Expect to put on a conductor’s hat, as many of these displays are interactive! Local model railroad clubs will guide visitors through the various types of table top displays ranging from G-scale to HO-scale and the tiny Nscale model trains. Develop a greater appreciation for Fort Wayne’s rich railroad history and even get the chance to create a simple miniature tree to go a model train display. Regular garden admission applies.

January 30, 2020

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – Here’s what’s happening at the Botanical Conservatory in February 2020.

Sweetheart Orchid Display

Opens Tuesday February 4

Make a date for the Botanical Conservatory to enjoy the lovely indoor gardens and special display of orchids. Take a moment to capture a photo under the orchid arbor planted with a cascade of striking Cattleyas, fragrant Dendrobiums, dainty Oncidiums, and moth-like Phalaenopsis against a backdrop of our lush Tropical Garden. Then, browse the Conservatory gift shop and purchase an orchid or other sweet memorable gift.

 

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events and programs are happening the week of January 13.

Dog Days of Winter Garden Exhibit

Opens January 11 through April 12

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

The “dog days of summer” means hot, humid, outdoor weather, but our fanciful opposite – the Dog Days of Winter – provides a fun time to visit indoors, in spite of the weather. This garden of make-believe invites young visitors to imagine what it would be like to own a dog – or be one! A variety of topiary breeds occupy the garden beds, but the Dog Park Agility Course is a playground for doggie-wannabes.

Choose a favorite breed at the Dog Show, try on different sizes of Dog Housing to see which fits best, and practice howling at the moon. Visitors can also learn a bit about pet care at the Doggie Doctor and take a simple quiz to find out which breeds they resemble. Featuring lush tropicals, winter-bloomers, and later in the season, early spring-flowering bulbs, the Dog Days of Winter will bring welcome relief from the chill of the season. Sponsored by the Magee-O’Connor Foundation, the Howard P. Arnold Foundation and Majic 95.1. 

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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

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving: 4pm - 8pm
November 29: 10am - 8pm
Closed:New Years Day, Christmas Day

Admission

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