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Discover the Curative Bounty of
Tropical Rain Forests

Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's upland and lowland rain forests to discover plants used for health and wellness. The award-winning companion app, Wild Medicine, gives you an in-depth look at the medicinal qualities of some of the most important plants featured in the permanent collection.


Wild Medicine Guides

Tours, weekdays at 12:30 p.m. Roaming Q&A, weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Meet in the Conservatory Palms of the World Gallery
Take a trip through paradise with a Garden guide who will highlight the interesting plants of our permanent collection in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Photography Tips & Tricks in the Tropics

Saturdays & Sundays, 1–3 p.m. Tour at 1:30 p.m. (20 min.)
Meet at the Conservatory Palms of the World Gallery
Join our expert on hand in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory who will dispense garden photography tips, encouragement, and critique for budding photographers. Advice on perspective, lighting, and composition will be provided. Participation in the online photo contest is encouraged! Please note: All-Garden Pass admission is required. No monopods or tripods are allowed in the Conservatory.

Tropical Discoveries

Tuesdays through Fridays; 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Weekends plus Monday holidays; 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Inside the cozy William and Lynda Steere Discovery Center kids of all ages can take a closer look at the differences between tropical and temperate plants. Pot up a tropical plant to take home and compare its characteristics with foliage in your neighborhood. Make bark rubbings, count tree rings, and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season in the Northeast.

Wild Medicine App for iPhone

Explore the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and view animations of plants healing the human body. Wild Medicine app is a Gold Winner, Mobile Applications, 2014 Media & Technology Muse Award, American Alliance of Museums. Download the app today.

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