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Plant Conservatory at the Museum of Art

The C. Fred Edwards Conservatory is West Virginia's only plant conservatory. It features subtropical plants and seasonal displays. Permanent plants include foxtail palms, Australian tree ferns, zebra plant and golden shrimp plant.

Flowering displays vary by season, and include poinsettias and cyclamen for the holidays; freesias, primroses, lilies and cineraria for Spring; caladium and New Guinea impatiens for summer; and chrysanthemums and asters for Fall. Since its founding, the Museum has had a nature program.

Two and a half miles of trails wind through the Museum's woodlands. Spring is the most spectacular season, when thousands of trilliums and other wildflowers blanket the ground.

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In addition, the Museum is adding other native plants to increase the seasonal display to include more summer- and fall-flowering plants. The Museum offers guided tours of the trails on request, and they are frequently used in the Museum's summer day camp program.
Lastly, the Museum maintains two herb gardens with the help of the herb volunteers. One garden is a knot garden, which has been under renovation for the past year. It is important to periodically replace plants in the knots so the display does not become woody and misshapen. The other bed is an educational bed, and includes culinary and ornamental herbs. The herb volunteers harvest from this bed throughout the summer, and sell the herbs during the holidays.

  • Last visit to Huntington: Mar 2005
  • Intro Written May 17, 2005
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  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    We agree with your positive review of the Huntington art museum. We enjoyed our visit there, as well as the rides at Camden Park afterwards!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2005 at 8:25 AM

    Good tips. I've been through Huntington a few times, but never spent much time there. Want to return and explore some more.

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