What’s Happening at the Botanical Conservatory in June

June Plant Swap

Saturday, June 2, 10 am – 11 am

Join other gardeners at the Conservatory for a free exchange of plants. Bring at least one plant to share. You can set aside extra seedlings, divisions, or full-grown plants of any type, then bring them down to swap for something new. Plants should be healthy, separated into “individual servings,” and labeled with either the common or botanical name.

Allow Extra Time for Sold Out Huey Lewis Concert 

The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department urges those attending the Friday night concert at Foellinger Theatre, An Evening with Huey Lewis & the News, to allow plenty of time for parking and locating seats before the8 pm concert. This concert is sold out. The Foellinger Theatre doors and concessions will open at 7 pm.


Streets, Trees Top List of City Needs to Benefit from Recaptured State Dollars 

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Underscoring his commitment to healthy neighborhoods and an economically vibrant Fort Wayne, Mayor Tom Henry today unveiled key elements of his Restoration Funding Program. The $5 million neighborhood enhancement dollars are part of the $8.5 million in taxes returned to the City by the State of Indiana following its recent fiscal errors. 

These vital resources will be directed into two primary areas: 1) $3.5 million in transportation and related-infrastructure improvements; and 2) $1.5 million for the ash tree mitigation effort.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

McMillen Ice Arena, 3901 Abbott Street 

Fort Wayne, IN—The three-day plant extravaganza at the McMillen Ice Arena will once again take place over Mother’s Day weekend. The Botanical Conservatory is offering approximately 750 kinds of plants for purchase.There will be herbs, tomatoes and other vegetable plants, along with annual and perennial flowers and foliage plants, tropical plants for indoors or out, color bowls, mixed containers, and hanging baskets. The most current list of plants can be found here: http://www.botanicalconservatory.org/images/stories/files/2012/2012_Sale_List.pdf

What’s Happening in the Parks in May 

Kids Stop-n-Shop & Play Day

Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12

Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Road

Shoaff Park is the place for family fun this weekend! Enjoy messy games and hands-on crafts or compete in the kids’ fun run or bicycle ride. There will be books to swap, food to eat and animals to pet . . . and toys, crafts and other unique items for sale by their young owners. Pack up the family, invite your neighbors and friends, and join us for an exciting spring day in the park. Look for more details at www.fortwayneparks.org.

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