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Master Plan

Following the establishment of Franklin Park Conservatory after Ameriflora ’92, a community-inspired Master Plan was developed in 1999-2000 in partnership with the City of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks.

This plan was executed in two phases, with Phase One taking place from 2008-2011 and Phase Two from 2013-2018. A total of $45 million for both phases was raised from the public and private sectors in two successful capital campaigns. In total, ten major Master Plan projects will have been completed by 2018.

Additions to the John F. Wolfe Palm House (2008) The addition of new facilities and venues to the historic John F. Wolfe Palm House addressed increasing earned revenue for the Conservatory...
The Brides Garden of the Trueman Family (2008) The Brides Garden complements the John F. Wolfe Palm House through its architecture and horticulture...
James Turrell’s Light Raiment II (2008) Already resplendent by day, this collaboration with internationally renowned light artist James Turrell has transformed the John F. Wolfe Palm House into a Columbus beacon by night...
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Community Garden Campus (2009) This four-acre edible garden and living classroom is open and accessible to the community, addressing the Conservatory’s outreach and education priorities...
The Production Greenhouse (2011) Supporting the Conservatory’s horticulture vision, this 9,200 square-foot facility was built with green design and construction...
The Wells Barn (2015) This new community outreach and education center was built using the frame and other materials from a 200-year old Ohio barn...
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The Updated Grand Atrium (2016) Originally constructed in 1992 as part of the Ameriflora expansion, the Grand Atrium has received a refresh for the 21st century...
New Main Entrance and Lobby (2016) In tandem with the Grand Atrium updates, the very face of the Conservatory was changed with the installation of a new front entrance and lobby...
Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden (2018) This new 2-acre garden, scheduled for completion in May, 2018, is the largest horticulture project ever undertaken by the Conservatory...
The Expanded Visitor Experience (2018) This project, scheduled for completion in May, 2018, will enclose the Grand Mallway and Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden, bringing the guest experience to thirteen acres...

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