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Experience the harmony of nature at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory! 

The Botanical Conservatory is a unique oasis in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne and a public garden that offers a true sanctuary for tranquility, learning, and beauty. As one of the crown jewels of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, the Conservatory is a regional facility dedicated to providing inspiration, education, and entertainment for our community.








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We invite you to explore:

  • Three indoor gardens that encourage experiential learning and offer four annual exhibits that combine a fun, interactive visit with seasonal plants and beauty.
  • A cultural anchor that provides numerous horticultural programs, youth education, special events, concerts, workshops, meeting spaces, and volunteer opportunities.

  • Access to a diverse plant collection ~ where else nearby will you find a chocolate tree, cacti, and palms? Plus 2,000 plants from 1,000 varieties ~ all with a direct connection to nature.


Please visit us soon ~ we look forward to seeing you!

The Conservatory is owned and operated by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and supported by our charity of record: the Fort Wayne Park Foundation.



Interested in donating towards our support? Thank you!
Your gift helps strengthen the resources needed to operate an uplifting, enjoyable and welcoming botanical facility.


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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


Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4 pm 

Holiday Hours:

Black Friday: 10 am - 8 pm 
Fridays, Nov. 25-Dec. 23; 10 am-8 pm
New Year's Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day 


Adults: $7 
Youth: (ages 3-17) $5 
Age 2 and under: Free
$1 Thursdays: 5 pm-8 pm
No admission fee for Café, Conservatory Shop or Sales Garden