Hilbert Conservatory

​​​​Discover the beauty that awaits

NOTE: The White River Gardens building, including the Hilbert Conservatory, will be closed in January for renovations.​

​Immerse​​ yourself in the beauty of butterflies as Butterfly Kaleidosc​ope by Citizens Energy Group returns to the Hilbert Conservatory beginning March 17!

​No matter what the season, the Hilbert Conservatory offers the ultimate urban escape all year round! Enjoy a tropical paradise filled with beautiful blooms and lush greenery. ​This amazing retreat is located right in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, and it's a great place to come and relax for a midday getaway or a nearby weekend adventure.

The warm, aromatic indoor garden features 5,000 square feet of lush, tropical greenery. The 65-foot ceilings flood the space with light, and the mezzanine level provides a bird's eye view of the glorious gardens below as well as stunning view of the natural beauty of the outdoor DeHaan Tiergarten. 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, flowering plantscapes and a small fish pond. The blown glass windows along the entrance of the Conservatory, which were created by glass artist Dave McLary, offer a beautiful transition to the space while the center font by sculptor Dale Enochs provides the gentle sounds of flowing water. 

This beautiful space will inspire you to bring the outdoors inside your own home!​ Want to learn how to take home the style of our gorgeous gardens? Register for one of our seasonal container garden classes.