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Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

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Address: 8109 Jefferson Avenue, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone Number: 313 852 4065
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Very Much the Way it Used to Be

I have visited the conservatory since I was a small child. I am now in my seventies. It brought back a lot of memories. I would have like to have seen more plant info on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have visited the conservatory since I was a small child. I am now in my seventies. It brought back a lot of memories. I would have like to have seen more plant info on the labels. Thank goodness, the conservatory was saved when funding was very short.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The conservatory at Belle Isle was a complete surprise and just lovely....would make a beautiful wedding locale.

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Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A cool fact about this place is that it is the oldest, continually operating conservatory in the United States and while it may look dated, it was a very pleasant walk through the north and south wing which features five distinct sections; The Palm House, Tropical House, Showroom, Cactus House and the Fernery. Cacti and desert plants as well as... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have been stopping into the Conservatory for several years. It has been a wonderful oasis in the harshness of Detroit for so long. But now that Detroit is starting to rise from the ashes and Belle Isle has had a makeover maybe this place will get more notice and donations. It would be nice to see the formal gardens... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It is so nice to see all of the families returning to Belle Island and taking in the sites - such as the conservatory. The lilies were beautiful when we visited. It was also a nice day and the daffodils that surrounded the site were beautiful. And like all attractions on Belle Island - once you are on the island... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

One of the many things to do on Belle Isle in downtown Detroit. Huge Glass greenhouse with an Aquarium next door. Nice collection of plants from around the world and different climate areas. Free admission

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is my favorite part (or building) on the island. It is a place you can go to no matter the weather, and have your spirits lifted. The folks who work there are usually always friendly, but you have the occasional cranky lady at the reception desk. I have many beautiful photos of the flowers, and I appreciate being able... More 

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Grand Rapids MIchigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

there is such a wide variety of plants here. Labeled very well and all kept up. We loved it and we're here with 2 teen aged boys

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Did you wait until the last minute to plan activities for out-of-town guests? Need an inexpensive destination? The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory grows and cares for flowers, trees, succulents, shrubs and more from across the globe. Tours along the winding paths are self-guided, and most plants are labeled by species and place of origin. Some plants have been there for... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Conservatory is a part of my childhood and I can't imagine the world without this cozy, green place. I know some of the trees were there when I was a kid (let's call it 55 years ago) and they feel like old friends. Many updates have made this a happier place and the whole island has benefited from becoming... More 

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Address: Address: 8109 Jefferson Avenue, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone Number: 313 852 4065
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit

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