Downtown Fort Wayne’s Premier Gift Shop 

The Conservatory Shop offers a boutique-style atmosphere filled with houseplants, home & garden essentials, unique toys & books, trendy apparel & fashion accessories, and seasonal merchandise perfect for souvenir-taking and gift-giving. Our seasonal Sales Garden offers a variety of outdoor planting material including herbs, annuals, hanging baskets, and select perennials. Conservatory admission in not required. 

Holiday Hours from November 25 until Dec. 23:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday and Friday: Open Late Until 8pm
Sunday:   Noon-4pm


Hours:     Tuesday-Saturday:  10am – 5pm
Thursday: Open Late Until 8pm
Sunday:    Noon – 4pm

Closed on Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day 

Phone: (260) 427-6440



Bonsai ~ The Art and Science of Illusion

Bonsai (A tree (bon) in a tray/pot (sai))pronounced bonsai (bone-sigh), is the technique of creating an illusion; using cultivation practices like pruning, wiring, root reduction, defoliation (removing all of the leaves), potting and perhaps grafting.  The illusion being attempted is that of a large, natural looking tree that has been captured and planted in a small container. It can be grown from seeds, plant cuttings, purchased in a nursery pot, or collected from the yard, hillside or field.

Bonsai Club 2sm

Pictured above: members of the Bonsai Club at Lawton Greenhouse


Bonsai is both a science (horticulture) and an art (sculpting).  Perhaps that is why it appeals to so many people.  Whether they become interested because of the mystique of a tree, or they want to challenge themselves with a new form of growing things, the bonsai tree tends to draw people in. 


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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