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“Under the Big Top”

Winter Showcase Exhibit

January 8-April 17, Public hours 

Come one, come all to the greatest circus Garden in town! Imagine yourself as part of the spectacle and attempt great feats of derring-do including acrobatics and tightrope walking. Join the Side Show when posing as a Strong Man or Bearded Lady. Marvel at exotic topiary animals and astonishing plant oddities. This winter, everyone is invited to go to the circus and “clown around” under the Conservatory’s Botanical Big Top.



The Waterfield Foundation
Howard P. Arnold Foundation
English Bonter Mitchell Foundation
Magee-O'Connor Foundation 


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1st Garden Glimpse

Showcase Exhibit Opening Day

Saturday, January 8, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Get one of the first glimpses of the “Under the Big Top” exhibit at the Botanical Conservatory, and explore this newly installed garden with a specially crafted activity. Also, join our knowledgeable staff for a brief “backstage” tour at either 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. This exclusive opportunity is included with regular admission on the opening day of each seasonal Showcase Exhibit in January, April, July and November. No reservation required.

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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 
Christmas Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 
New Year's Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, 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