The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, featuring a collection of exotic plants, is one of the most visited and recognizable historic structures in Belle Isle Park and one of the oldest in the United States. The two buildings, designed by Albert Kahn, opened Aug. 18, 1904. On April 6, 1955, the conservatory was dedicated to Anna Scripps Whitcomb, who donated her 600-plant orchid collection to the city of Detroit. The conservatory boasts 13 acres, a formal perennial garden, seasonal floral beds, a lily pond garden and five sections of flora.
Closed to the public from November 14th through May 2024 for renovations