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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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Nice conservatory

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Diane K
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Tallahassee
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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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been visiting the Conservatory for over 30 years. The painted white trees were so phony looking and the poinsettia display was unimpressive. I took several suburban friends there on a cold winter day. They were disappointed and don't plan to go back. I am a native Detroiter so I will continue to support Belle Isle. They do need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As others have mentioned, this is a great place to visit during winter or in other unpleasant weather. It is beautifully kept and has a wide variety of plants. The whole building flows nicely from one area to the next, with each different room focusing on a specific environment (desert, tropical, etc.). It's perfect for photography, a leisurely stroll, or... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a beautiful conservatory and well worth your time while discovering the many exceptional spots on Belle Isle. I have enjoyed going during the winter months when it is cold outside. On a recent tour I discovered that during WWII Mrs. Scripps housed one of the worlds largest orchid collections here for safe keeping, many rare specimens from wealthy... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I love coming here on cold and dreary days. It is a warm and tropical respite from the our sometimes wicked MIchigan winters. If need another reason to visit Belle Isle, the conservatory would be it.

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