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A Lush Tropical Oasis

Hilbert Conservatory

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Enjoy a Tropical Escape in the Heart of Downtown Indianapolis
About the Hilbert Conservatory

No matter the season, the Hilbert Conservatory offers the ultimate urban escape throughout the year! Enjoy a tropical paradise filled with 5,000 square feet of lush greenery and beautiful blooms.

Its 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 views 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 that evokes Indiana’s agricultural heritage.

Inside the Conservatory, look for exotic palm trees and ferns, flowering plants such as orchids and bougainvillea—even a fish pond. The blown glass windows along the north end of the Conservatory, created by artist Dave McLary, offer a beautiful complement to the space, while the center font by sculptor Dale Enochs provides the gentle sounds of flowing water.

Watch for butterflies, bonsai and other species to make special seasonal appearances, too This amazing retreat is a great place to relax for a midday getaway or a nearby weekend adventure.