Events

Metropolitan Columbus Daylily Society Sale

Saturday, August 16, 10am–12pm
Browse hundreds of varieties of bare-root daylily bulbs. Prices are $4–$5 a bundle. 
Admission not charged to shop the sale

Saturday Art Tour

Saturdays, 12pm
Explore the Conservatory’s Chihuly Collection and other featured artwork during a 50-minute inspirational tour through the Conservatory’s plant collection and John F. Wolfe Palm House.
Free with admission

Weekly Farmers' Market

Wednesdays, through October 1, 3:30–6:30pm
Browse a wide selection of local, seasonal vegetables, fruits and artisan items. Enjoy family activities and cooking demos each week.

Summer Wednesday Nights

Wednesdays, through August 27
Open until 10pm! Enjoy the Conservatory and its exhibitions during extended evening hours. Experience Blooms & Butterflies and watch a butterfly release at 6pm. View the Chihuly Collection under dramatic evening lighting and create your own blown-glass suncatcher orb in the Hot Shop. ($60, $54 for members, walk in or pre-register) At 8:30pm, take a guided tour to the Grand Mallway and watch as James Turrell’s Light Raiment II begins to illuminate the John F. Wolfe Palm House.

The Garden Cafe has dinner options, beer, wine and a summer cocktail special. Botanica Gift Shop and Greenhouse is open late with special sales every week.
General admission applies. 

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, September 7, 1–4pm
Check out live-fire cooking and sample food hot off the flames at this casual cooking demonstration on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Demonstrations feature various cooking techniques using the brick oven, Aztec grill, Big Green Egg or the campfire pit each month.


Free with admission. Samples are $2.

Retired Plant Sale

Saturday, September 27, 9am–4pm
Browse a wide variety of tropical plants previously displayed in the Conservatory’s collections and exhibitions, including potted plants ranging 4–14” and a limited selection of specialty plants, such as tabletop succulents and Amorphophallus sp.  An assortment of baskets, ceramic and terra-cotta pottery are also available. Prices range $3–$40.

Live Fire Sunday

Sunday, October 5, 1–4pm
Check out live-fire cooking and sample food hot off the flames at this casual cooking demonstration on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Demonstrations feature various cooking techniques using the brick oven, Aztec grill, Big Green Egg or the campfire pit each month.
Free with admission. Samples are $2

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

Friday, October 10–Monday, October 13, 11am–4pm
Wander through a dazzling display of one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins and other nature-inspired glass artwork hand-blown by local artisans. Hundreds of pieces in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes are available for purchase.

 
Create your own glass pumpkin! Take a class in the Conservatory’s Hot Shop during the sale ($54 members, $60 non-members). For more information and to pre-register, call 614.715.8022. 

Falling for Local: An Ohio Artisan Market

Sunday, October 19, 12–5pm
Browse a selection of jewelry, clothing, accessories, home décor and stationery, handmade by local crafters and artisans.
Meeting Rooms A–D, no admission charged to visit market

Spirits of Olde: A Halloween Soiree

Thursday, October 30, 5:30–10pm
Stroll the eerie halls of the Conservatory after dark, or have a close encounter with dangerous, misunderstood and unusual members of the botanical world with Scary Plants. Entertainment, music, full bar offerings, hand-crafted cocktails, small plates and appetizers complete the festive evening. Costumes optional.

Partners: Bacardi, USA;  We are Glitterati
$15, includes one drink ticket. Additional beverages and food available for purchase.

Live Fire Sunday

November 2, 1–4pm
Check out live-fire cooking and sample food hot off the flames at this casual cooking demonstration on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. Demonstrations feature various cooking techniques using the brick oven, Aztec grill, Big Green Egg or the campfire pit each month.

Demonstrations are free with admission. Samples are $2.