Friday, April 5, 2013

Foellinger-Freiman Botanical Conservatory


The Foellinger-Freiman Botanical Conservatory is located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.  It was opened in 1983, and covers a total of 100,000 square feet.  It contains over 1200 plants from 500 different species.

The conservatory features a 25,000 square foot seasonal garden, a tropical garden with a gorgeous waterfall, orchids, palms, and a desert garden.  There is also a lovely outdoor area.

It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Thursday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Sunday from noon to 4:00 PM.  Admission is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per child.


24 comments:

  1. This garden sounds beautiful! I would love the tropical garden with waterfall.

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    1. The tropical area is simply breathtaking!

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    1. Yes, it is. Definitely worth a trip if you can make it.

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  3. That is a lot of ecosystems in a small area. If you need a garden for N, we have a wonderful Arboretum located in Asheville, NC with several native gardens, a bonsai garden, flower shows, classes, and hiking and biking trails. It is the North Carolina Arboretum and it is a wonderful place to visit.

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    1. I haven't been there. I'll have to put it on my list. Thanks for telling me about it.

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  4. Say that name four times fast.

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  5. That is so lovely. I came by because I love the name of your blog, and I wasn't disappointed!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Glad you like it!

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  6. Really impressive setting. I think people who can create such beautiful landscapes are gifted.

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  7. Beautiful. I don't think we have any type of botanical gardens around where I live. At least I don't know of any.

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    1. Then you'll have to do some travelling!

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  8. Last year for my birthday treat I drove to this lovely place from Detroit to meet my daughter who drove up from Indianapolis. It was our first visit and we were charmed. To top it off we had fantastic piece of home-made cake in the little tea shop. I hope the shop is still in business. It was the perfect partner to the garden. Mary at Mary A to Z

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  9. One could spend their vacations visiting botanical gardens. I never grow tired of seeing them. I'm fond of the desert gardens.

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  10. Hi Sherry - I think the botanical conservatory would be so interesting ... cheers Hilary

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    1. We have one in Cincinnati. I love these kind of gardens!

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  11. What a lovely garden; what a lovely theme for the blogging challenge, and what a lovely blog!

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