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Foellinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Calling all green thumbs! I have the place for you …. Foellinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, you can see first hand some beautiful examples of nature.IMG_7397Visitors can walk through three indoor gardens (each with a different theme) and then venture to the outdoors.

Showcase garden is first which includes four seasonal exhibits …IMG_7399Then visit the tropical garden that has a waterfall, goldfish pond and a variety of plants …IMG_7402 IMG_7403The last indoor garden focuses on the desert … see cacti and other plants native to the heat …IMG_7406 IMG_7407Sprinkled inside are also various hands-on stations that certainly appealed to my daughter.IMG_7398 IMG_7400 IMG_7401 IMG_7405If you have time and the weather is nice, make sure and visit the outdoor areas (including the plaza which would make a great wedding venue!) …IMG_7408 IMG_7409It is no secret that I DON’T have a green thumb, but I still found each exhibit beautiful and educational … even more so since I’m not responsible for keeping them all alive!

Check out the conservatory’s website for more details on hours and admission and be sure and Visit Fort Wayne to take in all else there is to do in the area. (Or you can also check out my Family Fun blog from last year!)

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.