Upcoming Exhibitions

Bonsai Display

June 3–November 12, 2017
The Conservatory’s tropical bonsai collection is showcased within a serene, Japanese-inspired garden in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse.  This year, Wabi-Sabi—the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature—serves as the underlying theme for the show. Additional hardy bonsai trees are on display in an outdoor courtyard.

Harvest Blooms

September 16–November 12, 2017
Over 3,000 stunning mums and ornamental kale cascade throughout the gardens and courtyards to create a vibrant sea of color. Displayed among seasonal plantings, pumpkins, gourds and other fall favorites enhance the autumnal experience.


In the Cardinal Health Gallery
Central Ohio Woodturners

September 23–November 12, 2017
Franklin Park Conservatory and the Central Ohio Woodturners are partnering to present a contemporary juried art exhibition that celebrates the art and craft of woodturning. All works in the show are submitted by members of the Central Ohio chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.
 
With a long, rich history, woodturning is a unique form of woodworking that uses a lathe to produce the final product. Originally created for utility purposes, today woodturning produces all forms of intricate shapes and designs that range from functional to sculptural works of art.

Central Ohio Woodturners photography by Mark Boyd.

Gardens Aglow

November 18, 2017–January 3, 2018
Open until 9pm December 1–31 (Except December 24 & 25)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! View elegant displays of poinsettias, seasonal foliage and twinkling lights enhanced by sleek and bold mid-century modern design elements. Enjoy delightful entries in the annual gingerbread competition, a Paul Busse model garden railway and an array of family activities and special entertainment.