Events

Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, June 1–September 7, 3:30–6:30pm
Shop from local farmers every week for seasonal vegetables, fruits and flowers, plants, baked goods, honey, sauces, oils and vinegars, beef, pork, eggs and cheese. Enjoy cooking and wellness demonstrations, food trucks, live music and interactive kids' crafts.
 
Market vendors accept EBT with the Ohio Direction Card and offers incentive Veggie SNAPS (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) dollars for fresh produce.

The Market is located along Conservatory Drive parallel to East Broad Street and parking is available in the Conservatory's main lot.
No admission charged

Retired Plant Sale

Saturday, June 4, 9am–4pm
A wide variety of tropical foliage and blooming plants are available, including propagated plants from the Conservatory plant collections. Sale opens at 8am for members.
Prices $3–$40

Live Fire Sunday

June 5, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In June, try margarita, pesto and dessert wood-fired pizza. 
$2–$3 samples

Central Ohio Hosta Society Show

Saturday, June 11
The judged show features groomed hosta leaves, floral designs and container gardens, a photo competition, and information about gardening with hostas. 

Live Fire Sunday

July 3, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In July, sample salmon and vegetables en papillote on the Aztec grill.  
$2–$3 samples

The Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society Show

Sunday, July 10
This judged show features groomed specimens of daylily flowers, floral designs featuring daylilies, and information about gardening with daylilies.

Columbus Bonsai Society Show & Sale

Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17
Society members display a variety of bonsai trees and lead workshops and demonstrations. Vendors offer a wide range of plant stock, pottery and tools needed for bonsai work.

Book Club

July 25, September 26 & 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. Meetings are held in The Wells Barn. Refreshments are provided.

The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites by Libby H. O’Connell July 25, 6–7:30pm Learn More
Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark  September 26, 6–7:30pm Learn More
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv December 19, 6–7:30pm Learn More

$15, $5 for members

Live Fire Sunday

August 7, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In August, try pollo al mattone (chicken under a brick) and grilled cabbage steaks. 
$2–$3 samples

Live Fire Sunday

September 4, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In September, sample vegetable stew cooked in the big kettle over the fire pit.
$2–$3 samples

Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Ohio Chapter Exhibit

Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2
The Ikenobo school of Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana) has a 500 year history, but also embraces contemporary floral design. Members of the local chapter will create a variety of traditional and modern flower arrangements using natural materials and reflecting the season

Live Fire Sunday

October 2, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In October, sample Arista (spit-roasted pork tenderloin) and apple cobbler baked in Dutch ovens. 
$2–$3 samples

Ikebana Exhibit

Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23
The members of Ikebana International Columbus Chapter #84 will present its 42nd annual exhibit. Displays represent the three schools of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging: Ikenobo, Ohara and Sogetsu. The public can watch members create their arrangements on Friday, October 21.

Live Fire Sunday

November 6, 1–4pm
Check out the Live Fire Cooking Theater and sample food hot off the flames in these casual cooking demonstrations. First Sundays of the month. In November, try Moroccan ancient grain stew with root vegetables on the Aztec grill. 
$2–$3 samples