Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Being Refurbished June 14 through Fall 2010

The Conservatory will be temporarily closed beginning June 14 through the fall for planned structural and interpretive refurbishment. During the summer, the Conservatory Container Garden on Conservatory Terrace will feature plants of The Edible Garden. The refurbished Conservatory will showcase the Holiday Train Show starting November 19.

The Conservatory will remain open—virtually—through Plant Hunters, a new online education resource for students in grades K-8. Users can navigate the Tropical Rain Forest and Desert Galleries of the Conservatory, explore 64 different plants in more detail, watch videos with Garden scientists, listen to audio pieces about each house of the Conservatory, discover each plant’s origin and biome, and play seven different Plant Challenges. Launch Plant Hunters.

Please continue to check back often as status updates, images and video coverage of the progress will be posted on this page.