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The Conservatory gardens offer lovely year-round settings for photography ~ we encourage you to take photos for personal (non-commercial) use.

To ensure a memorable experience for all our visitors, please follow these guidelines*:

• All photographers and subjects pay regular admission rates 
• Please remain on the paths and always keep the pathways accessible to other visitors
• Keep all equipment and subjects out of flower/plant beds and water features
• Maintain possession of all personal items and photography equipment, we do not have storage available
• Avoid disturbing the plants, flowers and Conservatory furniture and props 
• For their safety, supervise children at all times
• Come already dressed for your photos as we do not have changing facilities
• All photographic subjects must be properly attired as we are a family-friendly, public facility
• Feel free to take photos for artistic or plant compositions or simply to remember your visit!

* Failure to follow the guidelines may result in our request for you and/or your party to leave the facility.

* Posed photography sessions or group photos (including those with a professional photographer) must be authorized and scheduled in advance with the Conservatory at 260-427-6440. (Sessions may include wedding, bridal, engagement, school, senior class, prom, and individual or family portraits.

*Commercial photography sessions must be authorized and scheduled in advance at 260-427-6440. A rate of $200 per hour will apply to all whole or partial hours.

*Media should schedule photo sessions with the Marketing Department at 260-427-6028.

(The credit line “Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory” should be acknowledged in all types of promotions.)

If you have a question, please contact us at 260-427-6440. Thank you for considering the Conservatory for your photography!

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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 
Fridays, Nov. 25-Dec. 23; 10 am-8 pm
New Year's Eve: 10 am - 5 pm 

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, 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