Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

876 Picnic Way, Belle Isle,
Detroit, MI 48207
Open Year-Round
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. 

Open Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Wednesdays until 8 p.m. from July 1-Sept. 11. No admission fee.

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

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
Interior view of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
Palms in the conservatory
Interior of the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
Easter lily
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