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Christy Woods – Ball State University
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
Christy Woods is an 18-acre property under the direction of the Ball State Field Station and Environmental Education Center (FSEEC) and is used as an outdoor teaching laboratory for Ball State students, as well as the community. Approximately three-fourths of the area is covered by mature forest, dominated by a mixture of oak, hickory, ash, walnut, hackberry, and maple.
Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Garden
1782 N 400 East
Lafayette, IN 47905-8857
The Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located at 1782 North 400 East, Lafayette, Indiana. The Clegg Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year. There are nature trails with many wildflowers in season, including gravel hill prairie and oak savanna restorations.
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory
1100 South Calhoun Street,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is an enclosed conservatory in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. The Garden, with its lush seasonal displays, where orchids and palms thrive in the shadows of a cascading waterfall in their Tropical Garden, or retreat to the quiet beauty of the Desert Garden. The gardens display over 1,200 plants of 502 differing species.
Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens
2505 Conservatory Drive,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203
The Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens are a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) conservatory and outdoor gardens (3 acres) located at Indianapolis, Indiana. The conservatory features special exhibits throughout the year, including holiday poinsettias, fall mums and the spring bulb show. The Sunken Garden includes European classical formal gardens, graceful historic fountains, paved walkways and benches throughout the landscape. It is the oldest park in Indianapolis and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Greenfield Herb Garden
310 N Harrison St
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565
The Greenfield Herb Garden is a commercial botanical garden at Shipshewana, Indiana. It contains about 400 varieties of herbs and everlastings in a plant house, including a display garden, propagation garden, lavender garden, herbal plant collections, informal herb garden, harvesting garden, faerie garden, plus a bookstore and herbal shop.
801 Elks Road,
Richmond, IN 47374
The Hayes Arboretum is an arboretum of 355 acres located in Richmond, Indiana, USA. There are unique plant collections, rock and fossil collections and miles of hiking and running paths. It is the primary project of the Stanley W. Hayes Foundation, a private operating foundation.
Holcomb Gardens – Butler University, Indianapolis
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Holcomb Gardens – 20-acre (81,000 m2) gardens containing a statue of Persephone, a pond, and a local canal. A sea of color unfolds as you stand at one end of the 20-acre lawn. The seasonal flowers include tulips, daffodils, lilacs and daylilies.
Huntington University Arboretum and Botanical Garden
2303 College Avenue Huntington
The Huntington University Arboretum and Botanical Garden, located on the campus of Huntington University, sits on a hilly chunk of land with deep ravines and densely wooded upland areas. At one time, the botanical garden displayed one of each and every plant that grew in Huntington County. While no longer cultivated, the gardens remain a popular destination for visitors.
Morris Conservatory and Muessel-Ellison Tropical Gardens
2105 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, Indiana (574) 235-9442
The South Bend Conservatory, more formally known as the Ella Morris and Muessel-Ellison Botanical Conservatories and Potawatomi Greenhouse, is a collection of conservatories and indoor botanical gardens located in Potawatomi Park, the Muessel-Ellison Conservatory, with its tropical plants, waterfall and quaint garden provides a warm, inviting spot to host wedding ceremonies, receptions, parties, graduation open house, recitals, showers and meetings. The conservatory can hold a maximum of 200 guests.
Oldfields – Lilly House and Gardens
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208-4196
In 1920, Hugh Landon and his second wife, Jessie Walker Landon, began to develop Oldfields’ landscape and gardens. The Landons hired Olmsted Brothers, working with Gallagher to refine their property. It was Gallagher’s vision that transformed Oldfields into a fully developed American country estate, anchoring the house firmly in the landscape and providing dramatic views and pleasant garden walks.
Purdue University Horticulture Gardens
625 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2010
The Purdue University Horticulture Gardens (0.5 acres) are botanical gardens located on the Purdue University campus, adjacent to the Horticulture Building at 625 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana. The gardens are a living classroom. There, university classes meet, student workers and volunteers get hands-on training in garden maintenance, and visitors learn about garden plants and gardening techniques.
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens
450 West 100 North, Valparaiso
The Taltree Arboretum and Gardens (360 acres / 1.5 km²) is an ecologically diverse nature preserve of woodlands, savanna, wetlands and prairie, woody plant collections and gardens, located at 450 West 100 North, in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA. Themed displays include the Hitz Family Rose Garden, Native Plant Garden, Oak Islands, and coming in 2011, the Taltree Railway Garden.
The Wheeler Orchid Collection and Species Bank is located within Christy Woods, an 18 acre property located on the southwest corner of the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana, USA. The collection contains over 1,200 plants, from over 85 genera, represented by over 500 different species and over 100 hybrid orchids. The collection also includes a display of tropical poison arrow frogs.
White River Gardens
1200 West Washington Street,
The White River Gardens are 3.3 acres botanical gardens located adjacent to the Indianapolis Zoo at Indianapolis, Indiana. The Gardens was the first major development undertaken by the Indianapolis Zoological Society since the Zoo opened at its present location in 1988. They contain over 1,000 plant varieties plus special exhibits. It also includes a butterfly conservatory filled with plants and a myriad flying butterflies.