Come and smell the orange blossoms while the gardens of Fort Wayne are sleeping their peaceful slumber covered by a soft cushion of snow. Visit the magical world of flowers, bamboos, ferns, and orchids, all thriving year round in the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 25,000 square feet of indoor home for 1,200 plants of more than 500 species and over 72 types of cacti.
The showcase garden features special exhibits that change with the seasons and some permanent inhabitants such as bamboo, gardenias, creeping fig and hibiscus. The tropical garden will delight you with a cascading waterfall, a goldfish pond, bananas, orange trees, orchids, bromeliads and even a chocolate tree. Desert garden is a little oasis of Southeast with cacti, prickly pear, jojoba, mesquite, and other desert dwellers. And when the snow melts, come and enjoy the conservatory’s four outdoor gardens full of seasonal, native greenery.
1100 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, 260-427-6440
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