Recently we had a family staycation and explored the Detroit area. One of our favorite stops was the Conservatory. Belle Isle Park is a 982 acre island park located just off of Detroit. It’s reachable by bridge. When you arrive there are many things to see and do, but this post is going to focus on 5 reason to visit the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory.
It Is The Oldest Continually-Running Conservatory In The United States
The Palm House
Anna Scripps Whitcomb Donated Her 600 Plant Orchid Collection To The City Of Detroit
Slow Down & Enjoy The Details
The Conservatory itself is free. It’s such an amazing place that whisks you away from city life to a slower, more relaxed tropical greenhouse full of beautiful flowers and plants and it’s doesn’t cost a thing. While you need to get a park pass to enjoy all of Belle Isle, the Conservatory is included in the $12 so you aren’t paying any extra.
The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle has quickly become one of my favorite places in Detroit. It’s warm in there because it is a greenhouse, so dress in layers, but enjoy your escape and learn about all kinds of plants and flowers on Belle Isle, just a short drive away from Detroit.