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Aquarium open during

the Conservatory Poinsettia Soiree

On December Sunday the 13th, the Belle Isle Aquarium will be open from 5 to 8pm during the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory's "Poinsettia Soiree"  which is the aquarium's sister building, located next door.
At the Aquarium, one of the main tanks will be active, containing the seasonal koi which are placed in the outside pond during the warm months.
Seats are available, so you can sit yourself down in a quiet surround and rest your eyes on these beautiful fish.

Here is the information on the event at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory:

Poinsettia Soiree


Welcome the holiday season with an evening at Belle Isle’s Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 5-8 p.m.   Hosted by the Belle Isle Botanical Society, the fundraiser is $45 per person and features hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Union Street plus the music of the Hartline Band Trio and a multitude of door prizes.  The 105-year-old conservatory will be festooned in holiday lighting and decorations and enjoying the glow of evening there provides a special holiday treat.  Tickets must be purchased in advance by Dec. 7 – send a check or VISA/Master Card information to the Belle Isle Botanical Society, 8109 East Jefferson, Detroit 48214 or call 313-331-7760.


Stroll Through the Conservatory


There’ll be a special evening on Belle Isle on Friday, Dec. 18.  The Belle Isle Botanical Society and the Detroit Recreation & General Services Departments’ Floriculture Unit invite the public to its annual Stroll Through the Conservatory from 5-8 p.m. at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory.  With the Conservatory especially lighted and decorated for the holidays, visitors can enjoy Detroit’s nationally renowned plant collection within the five climate-controlled greenhouses designed by famed architect Albert Kahn.  Holiday music will be provided by the Boll Family YMCA’s, Deep River Choir from 6:30 to 7:30 as guests sip cider and nibble on donuts.  No charge. 


About the Belle Isle Botanical Society


The Belle Isle Botanical Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing volunteers for the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, adjoining gardens and greenhouses and also for guided tours for adults and learning programs for students.  It is a major fundraiser for the facility.  For more, call 313-331-7760 or go to www.bibsociety.org.


CONTACT:    Janice Ellison, 313-331-7760 or 313-823-1563