Members Fly First
Saturday, March 7, 9–11am
The Conservatory's annual Blooms & Butterflies exhibition opens on March 7, and members are invited to release some of the first butterflies into the Pacific Island Water Garden.
Registration is full for this program. To be added to a wait list, call 614.715.8054.
If butterfly emergence rate is low, the Conservatory may issue butterfly release rain checks or provide Painted Lady Caterpillars for you to take home. No refunds will be made.
Come early and enjoy breakfast in the Grand Atrium!
We will be flipping pancakes for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8am until noon. No reservation required. $4 per person. Children ages 12 and under free.
Friday, May 15, 5–8pm
Explore enormous insect sculptures created from fallen or found wood, cut saplings and branches, tree bark and other natural materials, in the new exhibition David Rogers' Big Bugs, on view May 16–September 27. Ten installations include an 18-foot tall praying mantis, a spider’s web that’s four yards wide, and a butterfly with a wingspan broader than average human height.
Named members are invited to bring one extra guest to this event. No reservations required.
Show your member card and save! Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens partners with Columbus area museums and attractions to offer discounts through the Member Advantage program. Participating 2014 attractions included: Columbus Museum of Art • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium • COSI • King Arts Complex • Ohio Historical Society • Wexner Center for the Arts
The 2015 Member Advantage program will be announced in March. Please check back.
Reciprocal Garden Benefits
Conservatory members enjoy benefits at over 270 gardens and arboreta in North America. Be prepared to present your Conservatory membership card to receive those benefits. To view an online list of reciprocal American Horticulture Society institutions, visit www.ahs.org/gardening-programs/rap
, and click on Find a Garden.
Out on the Town
The Conservatory is pleased to participate in Out on the Town, a program offering 20% off food items at participating Dine Originals Columbus restaurants, Sundays through Thursdays. This benefit is available to Centennial and higher level members.
Members receive an Out on the Town discount card which is valid for during the length of your membership. You will receive a new Out on the Town card when you renew your membership. For more details and participating restaurants, please visit the Dine Originals Columbus website.
If you would like to upgrade your membership to the Centennial level or higher, please stop at the Visitor Center on your next visit or call the membership office at 614.715.8058.
Green Thumb Discount Program
May–October. The Conservatory partners with local businesses including landscapers, greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries to offer special discounts for Conservatory members.
Thank you to these 2014 participating businesses:
DEMONYES GREENHOUSE INC.
GREENSCAPES LANDSCAPE CO, INC.
SEELY’S LANDSCAPE NURSERY
WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED—WESTERVILLE
Area garden-themed businesses are invited to become a 2015 Green Thumb Discount Program participant. If you would like to recommend a favorite business, have a question or comment about this program or would like to add your business to this list for 2015, please email email@example.com
or call 614.715.8058.