Local wonder: Check out Miami University’s Conservatory in Hamilton

Miami University’s Conservatory in Hamilton
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Miami University’s Conservatory in Hamilton

The Miami University Hamilton Conservatory is open to the public on Tuesdays through Sundays. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

The conservatory is at 1601 University Blvd. Orchids and chrysanthemums are currently in bloom. The mission of The Conservatory is to support the instructional and research programs of Miami University, to maintain a scientifically verified collection of plants, to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of plants through public education and interpretive programs, and to promote the conservation of natural resources.

About 4,460 square feet of The Conservatory is under glass. Within the building, 4,200 square feet is used for botanical displays and meeting space. The remaining 2,800 square feet is used for instruction, research, and service purposes. A plaza, gardens and outdoor art by a local artist enhances the entrance to The Conservatory.

For more information, call 513-785-3086.