Escape to the botanical beauty of White River Gardens. The stunning scenery of this 3-acre attraction will transport you far away from the urban cityscape of downtown Indianapolis to a lush, natural oasis. The variety of plants and garden designs changes seasonally, so no two visits will ever be the same, and flower enthusiasts won't want to miss the hundreds of tulips that bloom each spring, filling our garden beds with vibrant colors! As you wander through White River Gardens, make sure to look around for inspiration on how to grow this beautiful greenery in your own backyard.
The Hilbert Conservatory is the shining centerpiece of White River Gardens. Named in honor of Stephen and Tomisue Hilbert, the towering glass enclosure is climate controlled and hosts multiple seasonal shows each year. The Conservatory is 5,000 square feet of lush, tropical greenery. The Hilbert Conservatory is a great place to come and relax as you take in the lush, tropical environment! The 65-foot ceilings flood the space with light, and the mezzanine level provides a bird's eye view of the glorious indoor gardens below. With its gleaming shape visible in the night sky, the Conservatory is an architectural complement to the downtown skyline. Inside the Conservatory, look for the exotic palm trees and flowering plantscapes throughout a warm tropical environment.