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Have an exciting workshop idea you would like to share with the community? The Foellinger- Freimann Botanical Conservatory is currently accepting class proposals for the upcoming season. Check out the Instructor link to learn more! 

Check out our list of classes below and/or check out the  Winter Fun Times for even more FUN! 

 Ready to Register?  Register on-line now!

 

Fall Classes & Events 

 

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Bee the Change

1st Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

On first Thursday $1 Nights of the month, take part in a specially crafted activity to “bee the change” you wish to see in the world. Each monthly theme offers a positive spin reminding us of our self-worth and potential impact. Together, we can bring next-level change by taking it to our community including the plants and animals! No registration required.

November 3: Do Plants Have Feelings? 

Cornucopia Centerpiece

Prepare your dinner table for guests with this bountiful harvest centerpiece workshop. Join returning instructor and florist Dennis Bowman in assembling corn, pumpkins and other fresh and faux autumn imagery into a stunning cornucopia centerpiece. The registration fee also includes a visit to the Botanical Conservatory gardens. Participants are welcome to bring their own festive accents. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: November 3. Min. 12. Max. 24.”

Code               Date           Day               Time             

427506-R1          11/10               Th                6-7:30 pm

#Sessions/Fee: 1/$49

Member or Volunteer Fee: $46

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. 

Member or Volunteer Fee: $41

 

Winter Classes & Events 

Breakfast with Santa!

Reserve your place on Santa’s ‘Nice List’ with a legendary breakfast at the Botanical Conservatory. As a VIP guest, this special occasion includes a personalized visit with the man in red! Enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit and a beverage of your choice. A holiday take-away is included along with day-of garden admission. Children under two are free; spot must be reserved at registration along with requests for high chairs or booster seats. Registration deadline: November 22. Min. 20. Max. 40.

Code                     Date      Day               Time

127203-S1            12/3       Sa           9-10 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$28/person (youth & adult)

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

 

Succulent Christmas Tree

Style a 3D Christmas tree full of succulent cuttings as part of this original workshop at the Botanical Conservatory. Standing at one foot tall, your exquisite little tree is sure to be adored throughout the holiday season! You will also learn expert tips on how to maintain and multiply plant cuttings once the season is over. Don’t miss out on this social outing when garden admission is included and the Conservatory Shop and Conjure Coffee are within reach. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: November 27. Min. 12. Max. 20.

Code                      Date      Day        Time

127102-S1            12/4       Su           1-3 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$47

Member or Volunteer Fee: $42

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.

Calhoun St.

 

Evergreen Centerpiece

Sign up early for this popular holiday workshop. Join returning instructor and florist Dennis Bowman in fashioning balsam fir, cedar and pine branch tips in a fragrant evergreen centerpiece to enjoy throughout the season. Also complement your piece with festive ribbon, pine cones and a special feature! The registration fee includes a visit to the “Happy Smallidays” garden exhibit. Participants are welcome to bring garden gloves, pruners and suitable accents. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: November 27. Min. 12. Max. 24.

Code                    Date      Day                    Time

427104-R1           12/8       Th           10-11:30 am

427104-R2           12/8       Th           6-7:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$46

Member or Volunteer Fee: $41

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.

Calhoun St.

 

Bee the Change

1st Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

On first Thursday of the month $1 Nights, take part in a specially crafted activity to “bee the change” you wish to see in the world. Each monthly theme offers a positive spin reminding us of our self-worth and potential impact. Together, we can bring next-level change by taking it back to our community including the plants and animals! No registration required.

                December 1:

                Joyful Carolers Singing Live

                January 5:

                Botanical Fireworks

                February 2:

                Love Others, Love Yourself, Love the Earth

 

Modern Living Hoop Wreath

Design a trendy 14” hoop wreath that welcomes visitors into your home, office or any other space! In this guided workshop, your own charming piece comes to life featuring real air plants along with complimentary shades of green from moss, eucalyptus and natural creative details to match your aesthetic. You will learn how to care for your low-maintenance living wreath to keep it lush for years to come. This is the perfect outing with friends where the Conservatory shop and Conjure Coffee are within reach. Garden admission is also included. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: Feb. 11. Min. 9. Max. 19.

Code                     Date      Day                    Time

127105-S1            2/18       Sa           10-11:30 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$42

Member or Volunteer Fee: $39

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

 

T’ai Chi for Relaxation

Quiet your mind and relax with the ancient Chinese practice of T’ai Chi. Through user-friendly Qigong exercises, you will discover harmony and flow in your movement with Liz Monnier, a Feldenkrais® Practitioner and Bones for Life® Certified Instructor. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes. Individual garden admission is included. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: January 24. Min. 12. Max. 20.

Code                     Dates                  Day                    Time

127401-T1            1/31-2/28            T           9:30-10:30 am

127401-T2            1/31-2/28            T           5-6 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 5/$47

Member or Volunteer Fee: $42

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S.  Calhoun St.

Botanical Field Trip & Outreach

Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Botanical Conservatory is an ideal field trip destination for public, parochial, private and home school students. Teachers may choose the standards-based curriculum that best meets their students’ needs while engaging them in experiential learning about plants, biomes, soil, scientific methods, data collection and more! Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. A minimum of 10 students is required to book a lab, though self-guided visit lessons are available for smaller groups. For more information, call (260) 427-6446 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Testimonials

Bonsai Workshop
Very nice instructors and the class was very interesting. Adam G.
I've always thought bonsai trees were very interesting. I never realized how intricate the caring process was, but I am excited to care for my tree. Kandice G.

Lacto-fermentation
Good introductory course for those contemplating starting Lacto fermentation. Theresa W.

Centerpieces
Dennis Bowman did an excellent job instructing us and helping those of us in need. Elaine M.
Everyone was very helpful regardless of our (the participant) ability-helped us make a beautiful centerpiece! Nancy S.

Functional Gardening
Even more than I expected-land water and plant information-WIN, WIN, WIN-Abigail K.

Spring Arrangement
Always excellent. Mary Ann L.

Tai Chi
This is my second Tai Chi class and I thoroughly enjoy it!  It helps me with my balance, flexibility and posture.  Suzanne R.

Backyard Bluebirds
I work for Angel Corps. It is so wonderful to bring my client (who has a membership) to the workshops.  I believe it is our third one.  It is very stimulating for her and she enjoys it.  It is very rewarding for both of us.  Deb W.

Terra Cotta Turkeys
Had a great time! Deb W. and Joan C.



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

Hours:

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 

Admission:

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