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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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Lots of exotic plants!

There were so many exotic plants. There is a place to have an exotic setting for a wedding. Expect to walk, but at your own pace.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan M
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Warren, Michigan
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Warren, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were so many exotic plants. There is a place to have an exotic setting for a wedding. Expect to walk, but at your own pace.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m a conservatory and botanical gardens enthusiast. I’ve visited the Lincoln Park and Garfield Park conservatories in Chicago, the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, the National Botanic Gardens in DC...the list goes on. Belle Isle’s conservatory is solidly at the bottom of my list as far as quality goes. It’s not a BAD conservatory by any means, but it’s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty! It's a nice little conservatory and we really enjoyed it. If you are planning on visiting the adjacent aquarium, be aware that it's only open on certain days.

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Thank Charlotte S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a native Detroiter, the flower conservatory has always been a favorite place for me. It's just a peaceful, serene and interesting outing for the family. Flowers and plants are from all over the world and beware of the stinky plant (1st pic) because it smells as if something crawled under a rock and died inspite of its beauty.

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Thank MichiganMatters
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Lovely place. Great variety and well maintained. Nice pathway and easy to walkthrough even for 80+year old with walker. There are a few scattered benches if needed to sit and rest/enjoy. Labels/signs are nice as well. No charge for admission to building only to get on island. Right next to aquarium, so you can visit both in one stop and... More 

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Thank Michelle248367
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

It was my first visit to this place and it was really neat, fresh and beautiful. I liked the pond with colorful fishes.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This place is absolutely gorgeous! Such a huge variety of cacti, plants, florals, and trees! Bring your camera. Do be warned it does get humid inside and it can be wet on the walkways, but it's all paved for the disabled and there's lots of parking :) It's really just so amazing, and def'ly a must do! They don't offer... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The Conservatory is very well maintained, and is a great place to visit. We loved the beautiful flowers, and even saw two orange trees full of fruit. My child loved the banana tree, which also contained fruit! We saw some plants that we hadn't seen before, and everything is labeled so you can learn a little, too! The grounds are... More 

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Thank DianeC23
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Every Easter my parents would bring me and my siblings to the conservatory on Belle Isle. It's a nice place to take pics and see plants not common to this region. This is our second year coming out to enjoy the flowers, scents and warm feelings we have always had about this place since the State has taken over. My... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nicely done and kept. We had fun learning about the plants and simply enjoying the beautiful space. I highly recommend visitors not forget to look UP! Stunning ceilings.

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