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Have an exciting workshop idea you would like to share with the community? The Foellinger- Freimann Botanical Conservatory is currently accepting class proposals for the upcoming season. Check out the Instructor link to learn more! 

Check out our list of classes below and/or check out the  Fall Fun Times for even more FUN! 

 Ready to Register?  Register on-line now!


Fall Classes & Events 

Fall Bonsai Show

Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Stroll through a miniature forest of familiar trees and meet with members of the Fort Wayne Bonsai Club who are happy to share all about this fascinating art form. An array of bonsai specimens and pots are available for cash-only purchase from the Bonsai Club. Show entry included with general admission.


Bee the Change

1st Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

On first Thursday $1 Nights of the month, take part in a specially crafted activity to “bee the change” you wish to see in the world. Each monthly theme offers a positive spin reminding us of our self-worth and potential impact. Together, we can bring next-level change by taking it to our community including the plants and animals! No registration required.

September 1: Urban Farming for Good

October 6: Happy “Green” Halloween

November 3: Do Plants Have Feelings?


Fall Plant Swap

Swap quality established plants with fellow plant enthusiasts and bring home the same amount of plants, if not more! Perennials, bulbs and houseplants are preferable this fall. Please label ahead of time and bring a carrier for transporting. Swaps are FREE, though space is limited.

Reserve your spot by calling (260) 427-6000. Registration deadline: September 1. Min. 10. Max.


Code                        Date               Day                    Time 

4277700-S1                     9/3                      Sa             10:00-11:00 am

#Sessions/Fee: 1/Free 

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.  


Autumn Leaf Macramé

The perfect introduction to macramé, this seasonal decor piece will bring a touch of Fall to any space! Make an autumn leaf to last the seasons with instructor, Kelsey Gerig in this youth-level workshop that uses a simple pattern to create a piece of art through step-by-step instruction. An adult must be present for participants and are welcome to register themselves. Conservatory admission is included. Ages 8+. Registration deadline: September 3. Min. 10. Max. 15.  

Code               Date           Day               Time              

427505-S1           9/10                Sa       10:00-11:30 am

#Sessions/Fee: 1/$19

Member or Volunteer Fee: $16

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St


Plein Air in Paris

In true plein air fashion, capture the essence of your surroundings and be inspired by the French expression meaning “in the open air.” Find your artistic voice as you indulge in the creative process of exploring watercolors and painting in the landscape of the “Paris: City of Light & Love” garden exhibit. Each all-levels workshop offers one-on-one guidance from nationally recognized artist, John Kelty. Make a day of it by registering for both sessions! Supplies and Conservatory admission also included. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: September 10. Min. 6. Max. 14.

AM Black & White       Date              Day                                    Time 

427507-S1                   9/17               Sa                 9:00 am-12:00 pm

PM Painting with Color

427507-S2                  9/17               Sa                         1:00-4:00 pm

#Sessions/Fee: 1/$49

Member or Volunteer Fee: $44

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.


Yoga in the Garden

Tour the body during this five-part series that explores the spine, shoulders, hips and extremities including hands and feet. You will also discover restorative benefits while focusing on direction of movement and practicing breathwork for relaxation with certified instructor, Tiffany Holmes. Required: Bring your own yoga mat. Class will be held outdoors in the shade, weather permitting. Conservatory admission included. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: September 7. Min. 12. Max. 20.

Code             Date               Day               Time                

427003-W1        9/14-10/12          W            5:30-6:30 pm

#Sessions/Fee: 5/$68

Member or Volunteer Fee: $63

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.


T’ai Chi Tuesdays

Revive your energy levels with a T’ai Chi series for beginning or continuing students. This is a great opportunity to build upon your skills with experienced instructor, Sandy Gebhard who promotes the benefits of this gentle exercise that relaxes the body and focuses the mind. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable fitting shoes. Individual garden admission also included. Ages 18+. Registration deadline: September 27. Min. 12. Max. 20.

Continuing     Date           Day                       Time

427402-T1      10/4-11/15   T         10:00-11:00 am


427402-T2     10/4-11/15    T        11:00 am-12:00 pm

#Sessions/Fee: 7/$63

Member or Volunteer Fee: $58

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.  


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Succulent Pumpkins

The time has come again to pair pumpkins with your favorite succulents! Join Conservatory Staff in placing succulent cuttings on miniature stacked pumpkins to enjoy this season as living decor. You will also learn expert tips on how to maintain and multiply your new plants once the autumn season is over. Individual garden admission included. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: September 30. Min. 12. Max. 20.

Code                        Date               Day                 Time                   

427503-R1                     10/6                      Th                  6-7:30 pm

#Sessions/Fee: 1/$19

Member or Volunteer Fee: $16

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.


Pumpkin Macramé

Accompanied by boho macramé, this trendy wall hanging holds a tiny pumpkin topped with a tiny succulent cutting! Make one of your own with master of knots, Laurie Higi in this beginner’s level workshop that offers step-by-step instruction on simple knotting techniques with naturalized cotton rope and wooden beads. Don’t miss out on this festive outing where

Conservatory admission is included. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: October 10. Min. 10. Max.

Code               Date           Day                                Time  

427504-A1      10/16          Sun               12:00-3:00 pm

#Sessions/Fee: 1/$28

Member or Volunteer Fee: $25

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St


Cornucopia Centerpiece

Prepare your dinner table for guests with this bountiful harvest centerpiece workshop. Join returning instructor and florist Dennis Bowman in assembling corn, pumpkins and other fresh and faux autumn imagery into a stunning cornucopia centerpiece. The registration fee also includes a visit to the Botanical Conservatory gardens. Participants are welcome to bring their own festive accents. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: November 3. Min. 12. Max. 24.”

Code               Date           Day               Time             

427506-R1          11/10               Th                6-7:30 pm

#Sessions/Fee: 1/$49

Member or Volunteer Fee: $46

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.


Evergreen Centerpiece

Be sure to sign up sooner than later for this popular holiday workshop. Join returning instructor and florist Dennis Bowman in fashioning balsam fir, cedar and pine branch tips in a fragrant evergreen centerpiece to enjoy throughout the season. Also complement your piece with festive ribbon, pine cones and a special feature! The registration fee also includes a visit to the “Smallidays” garden exhibit. Participants are welcome to bring garden gloves, pruners and suitable accents. Ages 15+. Registration deadline: November 27. Min. 12. Max. 24.

Code               Date           Day                    Time 

427104-R1          12/8                 Th                  10-11:30 am

427104-R2          12/8                 Th                     6-7:30 pm

427104-S1          12/10               Sa                   9-10:30 am

#Sessions/Fee: 1/$46

Member or Volunteer Fee: $41

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.


Botanical Field Trip & Outreach

Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Botanical Conservatory is an ideal field trip destination for public, parochial, private and home school students. Teachers may choose the standards-based curriculum that best meets their students’ needs while engaging them in experiential learning about plants, biomes, soil, scientific methods, data collection and more! Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. A minimum of 10 students is required to book a lab, though self-guided visit lessons are available for smaller groups. For more information, call (260) 427-6446 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Bonsai Workshop
Very nice instructors and the class was very interesting. Adam G.
I've always thought bonsai trees were very interesting. I never realized how intricate the caring process was, but I am excited to care for my tree. Kandice G.

Good introductory course for those contemplating starting Lacto fermentation. Theresa W.

Dennis Bowman did an excellent job instructing us and helping those of us in need. Elaine M.
Everyone was very helpful regardless of our (the participant) ability-helped us make a beautiful centerpiece! Nancy S.

Functional Gardening
Even more than I expected-land water and plant information-WIN, WIN, WIN-Abigail K.

Spring Arrangement
Always excellent. Mary Ann L.

Tai Chi
This is my second Tai Chi class and I thoroughly enjoy it!  It helps me with my balance, flexibility and posture.  Suzanne R.

Backyard Bluebirds
I work for Angel Corps. It is so wonderful to bring my client (who has a membership) to the workshops.  I believe it is our third one.  It is very stimulating for her and she enjoys it.  It is very rewarding for both of us.  Deb W.

Terra Cotta Turkeys
Had a great time! Deb W. and Joan C.

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Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-6440


Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4 pm 

Holiday Hours:

Black Friday: 10 am - 8 pm 
Christmas Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 
New Year's Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day 


Adults: $7 
Youth: (ages 3-17) $5 
Age 2 and under: Free
$1 Thursdays: 5 pm-8 pm
No admission fee for Café, Conservatory Shop or Sales Garden