Book Club

Next Meeting: December 19, 6–7:30pm
Do you love plants, food and books? Explore books focused on food, gardening and the environment. Each meeting will include a rich educational experience. Refreshments are provided.

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv
December 19, 6–7:30pm
Meeting Room A
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Tulip Fever: A Novel by Deborah Moggach February 13, 6–7:30pm
The Wells Barn
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Gardener of Versailles: My Life in the World’s Grandest Garden by Alain Baraton May 15, 6–7:30pm
AEP Education Pavilion
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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren August 14, 6–7:30pm
Meeting Room A
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At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier November 13, 6–7:30pm
The Wells Barn
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$15, $8 for members

Botanica Open House

Saturday, December 3, 9am–5pm
Enjoy hot cider and cookies. Save 10%, 20% if you’re a Conservatory member, on holiday-themed merchandise.

Candlelight Dinners

Wednesdays, December 7, 14 & 21, 6pm
Dine in the warm and exotic John F. Wolfe Palm House and enjoy an exceptional evening out, perfect for couples, colleagues, friends and families.
$60; $55 for members

The Salty Caramels

Wednesday, December 7, 7pm
Voted the best female band in Columbus, The Salty Caramels will rock with their sassy yet nostalgic tunes featuring unique instruments like the saw, kazoo, washboard, glockenspiel and more!
Free with admission

The Columbus Chorus of Sweet Adeline’s

Wednesday, December 14, 7pm
Featuring a mix of selections by the large a capella chorus and featured small quartets, the Sweet Adeline’s will fill the room with the ringing chords of perfect harmony in their holiday themed performance.
Free with admission

Accordia Music

Thursday, December 15, 7pm
A professional string quartet performing classical holiday music, including selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and Ukrainian Carol of the Bells.
Free with admission

Magpie Consort

Friday, December 16, 7pm
Under the direction of Christopher Dent, this well established, Columbus-based, mixed ensemble will perform traditional, renaissance and contemporary music on the Advent and holiday themes.
Free with admission

Ladies of Longford

Saturday, December 17, 7pm
With their high energy, beautiful harmonies and unique audience connection, the Ladies of Longford will excite and amaze with their traditional Irish and Celtic music.
Free with admission

The Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus

Sunday, December 18, 7pm
The chorus will ring in the sights, sounds and songs of the holidays while performing holiday favorites, and a few selections from their current holiday show: Joy! Set the Earth A Glow.
Free with admission

The Jingles

Monday, December 19, 7pm
Members of the Ohio State University glee club, a six piece a capella group, will perform holiday favorites in perfect harmony.
Free with admission


Tuesday, December 20, 7pm
Bobbi Townes headlines this popular trio which combines soulful rock with a pop edge, performing both traditional and original music.
Free with admission

The Randy’s

Wednesday, December 21, 7pm
This 5-piece Columbus band plays an eclectic mix of 50’s and 60’s-style rock, pop and county, with a musical style that is melodic, upbeat and danceable.
Free with admission

The Grove City Chamber Singers

Thursday, December 22, 7pm
Since its founding in 1988, this community based, traditional adult choir has performed internationally, including concerts in Austria, Italy, Costa Rica and at the Vatican in Rome.
Free with admission

Seasons Sax

Friday, December 23, 7pm
A modern sax quartet, Seasons Sax will perform jazz inspired, upbeat renditions of holiday favorites.
Free with admission

In Full Swing

Saturday, December 31, 7–9pm
Bringing swing to central Ohio for over 10 years, In Full Swing is a complete 16 piece big band specializing in music from the 30’s and 40’s. The band will feature vocalist Lisa Clark in this special New Year’s Eve performance, with plenty of space available to dance the night away.
Free with admission

2017 Wedding Showcase

January 6, 2017, 6–9 pm
Enjoy an elegant evening at Central Ohio's premier wedding venue and meet select vendors representing the best of the industry.
$20 in advance, $25 at the door