Following recommendations from federal and state officials for the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of concern for our employees and guests, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will continue its closure through May 31. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact the Conservatory for details.

If you'd like to help the Conservatory through this unprecedented challenge, please visit the Philanthropy page.

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The Wells Barn

This new Community Outreach and Education center was built using the frame and other materials from a 200-year old Ohio barn. It was repurposed into a 12,000 square-foot facility with multi-purpose rooms and classrooms, a large demonstration kitchen, state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and a great hall accommodating over 200 guests.

Inspired by the native plant designs of New York’s High Line, the complementing horticulture scheme for the Barn celebrates native Ohio greenery. The Wells Barn also supports Conservatory revenue goals by serving as an event rental venue.