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A Look at Belle Isle Park

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory • Detroit, MI • November 5, 2009

 

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The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory (1904) is a greenhouse and botanical garden in Detroit, Michigan, United States. It covers 13 acres located three miles east of the city's downtown on Belle Isle. It is open to the public free of charge every day of the year.

 

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It is the nation's oldest conservatory, built in 1904, designed by noted architect Albert Kahn, and rebuilt 1952-1954 with aluminum replacing its original wooden beams.

 

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In 1953 it was named in honor of Anna Scripps Whitcomb, who left her 600-plant orchid collection to the city. Thanks to her gift and subsequent donations, the conservatory is now home to one of the largest municipally-owned orchid collections in the United States.

 

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The conservatory site contains formal perennial gardens, annual flower beds, a rose garden, and lily pond garden. The conservatory itself covers more than an acre, features an imposing central dome 85 feet high, and is organized as a palm house in the dome, the north and south wings, and a show house.

 

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The south wing contains tropical plants of economic importance such as bananas, oranges, coffee, sugar cane, and orchids.

 

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The show house, remodeled 1980-1981, features a continuous display of blooming plants.

 

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