Thursday, October 18, 2012

Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens

The Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The 10,000 foot conservatory was designed and constructed in 1914 by German landscape architect, George Kessler.  In 1997, the rainforest feature was introduced.  Visitors can enjoy, palms, orchids, ferns, and citrus trees.  If you're lucky you may even spot some anole lizards, tree frogs, and finches.  The conservatory also contains some very nice seasonal exhibits.  Right now, the fall mum exhibit is in full bloom.


The sunken gardens contain three acres of outdoor gardens and features European classical formal gardens, fountains, and pretty walkways with benches.  It is the oldes park in Indianapolis.

The gardens are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Admission for the conservatory is $1.00.  The sunken gardens are free. 

12 comments:

  1. I wonder if the gardens experience flooding?

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    1. As far as I know, they don't flood, but with a name like "sunken gardens," you'd have to wonder about it!

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  2. Looks interesting. Thanks for sharing about the gardens.

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    1. Sure! The rainforest inside is really pretty!

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  3. Well - someday when my husband is able to get to the Indy 500, I know where I'll be - at this garden. sounds really nice.

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    1. LOL! I'd rather be at the garden, too!

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  4. Looks like a great place for a nice stroll.

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    1. It is. The inside rainforest is really pretty!

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  5. Oh that looks like a beautiful place to visit. So peaceful and beautiful!

    P.S. There's another link up this weekend, we'd love it if you came! :)
    http://papaisapreacher.blogspot.ca/2012/10/tidbits-thursday.html

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    1. Sorry I missed your link up again. If you could, let me know on my other blog, Mama Diaries. I don't visit this blog as often, so I miss events like the link up. Hope it was a success!

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  6. It looks like a lovely place to take a walk and some pictures.

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