Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
Due to a $10 million renovation project, the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory and outdoor gardens closed Nov. 14, 2022. The outdoor gardens will reopen in May 2023, while the conservatory is slated to reopen in May 2024.
The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, featuring a collection of exotic plants, is one of the most visited and recognizable historic structures in Belle Isle Park and one of the oldest in the United States. The two buildings, designed by Albert Kahn, opened Aug. 18, 1904. On April 6, 1955, the conservatory was dedicated to Anna Scripps Whitcomb, who donated her 600-plant orchid collection to the city of Detroit. The conservatory boasts 13 acres, a formal perennial garden, seasonal floral beds, a lily pond garden and five sections of flora.
For more information, call 313-821-5428 (facility info) and 313-331-7760 (tours). Learn more about Belle Isle attractions, amenities and visitor information at BelleIslePark.org.
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