Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne

4.5
#2 of 7 in Parks in Fort Wayne
Surround yourself with nature at an oasis in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne. Visit the Showcase Garden with its lush seasonal displays, wander through the Tropical Garden where orchids and palms thrive in the shadows of a cascading waterfall, or retreat to the quiet beauty of the Desert Garden. Outdoors, you will find beautiful displays of trees and plants in the Terrace Garden and the Exploration Garden.

Hands-on exhibits include the Discovery Gallery, the Marketplace, and the Underground, plus Woody the Talking Tree. Botanically inspired gifts, books and plants are available in the Conservatory Shop.

Individual: $35

Family: $50

Grandparent: $50

Add A Guest: $15 per guest

Higher membership levels are available. Call 260-427-6440 or view botanicalconservatory.org for more information.
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  • One might not think of a botanical garden as family friendly, but this one has stuff that will interest children. Several exhibits have hands-on learning for children of all ages. Be sure and bring th...  more »
  • If you enjoy plants and nature, this is definitely a place to check out. It varies some by season as well.  more »
  • We loved our visit to these beautiful gardens! Friendly staff, cheap entry (I think $5 per person) cute lil coffee shop & gift shop. The only reason I didn’t give it a 5 stars is because the desert ro...  more »
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  • The setting was great for our family pictures. The decorations are beautiful and my son from San Diego loved the warmth this time of year. To be honest the only reason I can’t give this place 5 stars is because they incinerate all the beautiful butterflies they bring to the conservatory to get money. The butterflies come from all areas of the world and can carry diseases, our country can’t take any chance spreading the different germs. They have to incinerate them. To me, there has to be another way to get money and save the butterflies.
  • Very reasonable entry fee AND they'll validate your parking ticket for the nearby parking garage so you don't have to pay for parking. Fun (and educational) interactive displays for the kids, lots of bends and turns in the gardens so you don't feel that you're just in a big room. Outdoor gardens to explore on nice days.
  • We purchase a yearly membership because of all different benefits. We took several grandkids down for the Fairy Tales exhibit which was done pretty good. Several different tales come to life and costumes for kids for each. Next up is a butterfly exhibit and plant sale Mothers Day weekend. Definitely recommend it to anyone.
  • Great way to visit a jungle and a desert without leaving the city. Indoors. Worth the time and price of admission if you enjoy nature. Kid friendly.
  • The new exhibits are always exciting. We especially love the butterflies. Watching the process of hatching is pretty cool. It isn't expensive and fun for the whole family.
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