Friendship Park ConservatoryAs our dependency on technology increases, we are losing nature’s place in our daily lives. The FPC staff is committed to the environment and offers programs that encourage the enjoyment of, engagement in and ability to learn more about nature!

Environmental education integrates academic disciplines, stimulates the academic and social growth of young people and promotes conservation of the natural environment. Join us at FPC for fun, nature-inspired programming!





Puzzlepalooza! (Ages 21+)

Teams of up to 4 people are welcome to join us to compete against other teams in our second annual Puzzlepalooza! See which team can complete the same 1000-piece puzzle the fastest. Win prizes and bragging rights! Have some fun and create a team name. Popcorn will be served. Register one person per team. Beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase.

Friday, April 26 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Team Fee $30
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Spring Plant Sale

Friday, May 10 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Save the date – Exclusive Early Plant Sale Fundraiser | Thursday, May 9 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration begins April 29.

My Mini and Me

My Mini and Me Series (Ages 2-6 with Adult)

My Mini and Me classes are geared towards quality time with your favorite little person(s) making nature based crafts and enjoying all the season has to offer. Each session brings new ideas and adventures. Sign up each child individually for one or multiple sessions. Adults are included at no charge!

Spring Fun
Wednesday, April 17 | 10:00-11:15 AM | R $22 NR $26
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Youth Programs

There are currently no Spring Youth Programs.

Adult Programs

Houseplants 101 (Ages 16+)

Have you ever received an orchid and didn’t know what to do with it when it finished blooming? Or purchased an indoor plant from a big box store that ended up with fungus gnats? In this class, you will learn the basics for indoor plant care from proper watering and repotting to troubleshooting pests. Participants will take home 3 indoor plants to help jumpstart their collection
Instructor Kaitlyn Scheid

Wednesday, March 13 | 6:00-7:15 PM | R $20 NR $23
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Nature Inspired Collage (Ages 18+)

Accomplish a combination of intuitive and expressive artmaking through nature with intentional drawing of subject matter. Explore composition, collage, and observational drawing to create a beautiful and unique seasonal collage on stretched canvas that captures the beauty seen in nature. Supplies are included! Please join us to create this beautiful collage in the lovely Conservatory setting, as you converse with fellow nature and art lovers!
Instructor Christina Lovering

Tuesday, April 30 | 6:30-9:00 PM | R $35 NR $40
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Color Pop Spring Planter (Ages 16+)

Brighten your home with a spring planter bursting with color! MPPD’s greenhouse growers will show you design techniques and offer inspiration as you assemble a planter that suits your style with plants from our greenhouse. All supplies and plants are included.
Instructor Kaitlyn Scheid

Wednesday, April 24 | 6:00-7:15 PM | R $35 NR $40
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