Jan 18, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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If you've never been to Anna Scripps, you really shouldn't miss this. And if you HAVE been, well you know you should be there.
"Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is the oldest, continually operating conservatory in the United States.
The building covers about an acre and has five areas, each housing a different climate, and features a north wing and a south wing and a 100,600 cubic feet dome 85 feet high to accommodate soaring palms and other tropical plants. The north wing houses hundreds of cacti and desert plants, and just beyond that is a room packed with ferns from floor to ceiling. The south is home to hundreds of tropical plants and the Children’s Christian Temperance Fountain. The collection also includes perennial gardens and displays of annuals. The show house, remodeled in 1980, features a continuous display of blooming plants."
Bring your macro lens (and if you don't have one, bring your longest zoom lens) to get some fabulous shots of tropical flowers (including many varieties of orchids), desert plants, michigan flowers and many more.
I picked to go on a Saturday because that is the day that the Belle Isle Aquarium (next door to the Conservatory) is also open.
I look forward to seeing you there!