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Very large variety of plants

This place looked pretty gross from the outside, but pleasantly surprised me when I entered. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Beautiful Conservatory

This is a free/donation based facility. It's right next door to the aquarium so its easy to do... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
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900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
+1 313-821-5428
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place looked pretty gross from the outside, but pleasantly surprised me when I entered. There are many rooms—each one better than the last. Plants nicely labeled and taken good care of. They plan on pouring millions into this place. It will be even more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kellymQ868JN
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a free/donation based facility. It's right next door to the aquarium so its easy to do both in onectrio. Very beautiful grounds and a variety of interesting plants.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrittneyLikeSpears
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This is a gem on Belle Isle. Renovations are starting so be sure to check the site for times when visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bjcmich
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Visited on a chilly Saturday with my husband & father in law. The glass dome is beautiful and very distinctive of this type of attraction in Europe. Amazing that it’s free to visit, although donations are welcomed. There were a number of visitors but it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hartgayle
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This visit was one of the highlights of my trip to Detroit. The conservatory is a lovely, dome shaped building that houses an amazing collection of tropical plants an succulents. The tropical plants include exotics such as banana trees, a papaya tree, and orchids. Of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KatieNM
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Located on pretty Belle Isle, this charming conservatory's glass and steel structure, reminded me of many I've seen in Europe. With five distinct sections, Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory showcases a wide range of plants from around the world and best of all it's free. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at 4:40pm, and expected to be shooed away since they were closing at 5:00pm... But! To our surprise we were greeted with kindness and smiles. We just wanted a quick stroll with out of town guests and it was really lovely and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jaureliak
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I dont remember going as a child but those plants and flowers were beautiful. The grounds are well kept and they even had a wedding being performed!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tanyud
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit and admire different species of plants. There are a variety of sections as well as outdoor grounds. The close proximity to the aquarium is nice too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HayleyB882
Reviewed June 22, 2018

The conservatory was such a nice stop and the staff was very helpful in providing information on the plantings on the grounds as well as those in the conservatory. This is worth the stop.

Date of experience: June 2018
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April 16, 2017|
Response from Chammy13 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking right in front of the building.
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Response from MichiganMatters | Reviewed this property |
There's not an entrance fee.