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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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I had no idea this place existed in Detroit, but on a bike ride around Belle Isle my family decided to stop. It was awesome! So many unique plants, trees, and flowers from all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had no idea this place existed in Detroit, but on a bike ride around Belle Isle my family decided to stop. It was awesome! So many unique plants, trees, and flowers from all over the world.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Classic gem in the middle of Belle Isle, amazing specimens that have been cultivated for decades by dedicated volunteers and staff. Great plant sale in the spring, and I love going to see all the poinsettias when they get the displays set up for the holidays.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The ASWC is a great place to spend time when in Detroit. Located on Belle Isle and designed by Albert Kahn, the building itself is worth the visit alone. Add in the depth and breadth of plant life and you'll wonder at being admitted free. Visiting conservatories in other major cities will be quite costly. I've been here (and to... More 

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Pitman, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a small conservatory tucked in the back of Belle Isle. Great chance to see flowers and trees. Free admission and great views of the river.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I'll keep this one short and sweet My wife and I chose and paid for this conservatory for use as a wedding venue The staff we dealt with were unprofessional Another bride showed up and tried to enter our space to take pictures an hour and 30 minutes before our reservation was up

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Shelby Twp. MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very well appointed conservatory with numerous plants and flowers. easy to navigate through and relatively comfortable given the need for temperature control for the exotic plants.

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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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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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