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Gingerbread Competition Returns to Franklin Park Conservatory (November 16, 2017) Now is the time to start preparing for the 11th annual Gingerbread Competition at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, with a variety of prizes valuing a total of more than $1,500. View More...
Gardens Aglow Celebrates Classic Holiday Traditions with Botanical Flair (November 14, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens presents Gardens Aglow (formerly Merry & Bright) on view November 18, 2017–January 3, 2018. View More...
Conservatory’s Nature School Uses Hands-on Activities to Develop Skills, Pique Interest In Plants (November 08, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ preschool program, Nature School, engages children in hands-on experiences throughout the Conservatory that nurture curiosity, investigation, and understanding of plants, insects and the natural world. View More...
Trick or Treat at the Conservatory (October 23, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens celebrates Halloween with a Trick-or-Treat event for children on Saturday, October 28 from 11am to 4pm. View More...
Conservatory Celebrates 16th Annual Growing to Green Awards Honoring Local Community Gardeners (September 18, 2017) More than 200 community gardeners and local business and civic leaders gathered in The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for the 16th annual Growing to Green Awards. View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory’s Harvest Blooms Captures the Spirit of Fall (September 14, 2017) Embracing fall color like never before, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomes autumn with Harvest Blooms presented by GreenScapes Landscape Company. View More...
Pollinator Palooza Creates A Buzz at Franklin Park Conservatory (June 22, 2017) In honor of National Pollinators Week, Franklin Park Conservatory is hosting a free, family-friendly event – Pollinator Palooza – from 11am–3pm on Saturday, June 24. View More...
Conservatory’s Bash at the Barn Raises $80,000 for Adult Learning Initiatives (June 06, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s 14th annual tastings fundraising event, Bash at the Barn, brought together community leaders and emerging professionals for a rustic-meets-refined evening at The Wells Barn. View More...
Farmers’ Market at Franklin Park Conservatory begins June 7 (June 01, 2017) A colorful array of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and other produce from local farmers will be available for purchase at the Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market beginning next week. View More...
“Wild Wonders” Animal Topiaries Arrive at Franklin Park Conservatory (May 17, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomes a new exhibition this summer featuring life-size animals portrayed in floral forms. View More...
Celebrate Mom All Weekend at Franklin Park Conservatory (May 11, 2017) This weekend, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is bustling with special activities for the whole family to celebrate Mother’s Day. View More...
The Conservatory Welcomed Over 500 Guests to 17th Annual Hat Day Fundraising Luncheon (May 05, 2017) Despite unseasonably cold and rainy weather, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomed over 500 guests this afternoon to the 17th annual Hat Day celebration. View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory Announces The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden (April 24, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has announced the official name of its new Children’s Garden, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden, which is set to open May of 2018! View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Ahlum & Arbor Team Up for Arbor Day (April 17, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is partnering with Ahlum & Arbor to celebrate Arbor Day on April 28 and 29 from 10am–5pm. View More...
We Dig Ohio Summit Provides Tools, Techniques to Equip Central Ohio Community Gardeners (March 22, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Growing to Green program presents its annual We Dig Ohio summit on March 25, 2017 at The Wells Barn and the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus. ... View More...
Spring is in the air and butterflies take flight at the Conservatory (March 09, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ iconic spring exhibition, Blooms & Butterflies, opens on Saturday, March 11 in addition to new and exciting springtime exhibitions. View More...
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Franklin Park Conservatory (January 30, 2017) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens hosts its annual Celebrate Valentine’s Day event on February 14 from 5:30–9pm featuring wine and chocolate... View More...
Escape the Winter with Orchids at Franklin Park Conservatory (January 06, 2017) Colorful and delicate orchid blooms provide respite from winter’s gray chill at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ 2017 installment of its Orchids exhibition... View More...
Find a Gift for Everyone This Holiday at Franklin Park Conservatory (December 09, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens serves as a one-stop-shop for your gift-giving needs this holiday season. View More...
Guests Explore Light, Color at Conservatory’s New Interactive Gallery Show (December 06, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will brighten the visitor experience even more this season with two interactive lighting installations... View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory “Celebrates Columbus” with Tenth Annual Gingerbread Competition (November 14, 2016) Envision your favorite local landmarks through embellished delectable designs, highlighting all our city has to offer. View More...
Merry & Bright returns to Franklin Park Conservatory (November 11, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens presents Merry & Bright, a festive and family-friendly celebration of the holiday season, November 19, 2016 through January 1, 2017. View More...
Trick-or-Treat at Franklin Park Conservatory (October 26, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens celebrates Halloween with a Trick-or-Treat event for children on Saturday, October 29 from 11am to 4pm. View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory’s Nature Schoool Immerses Young Audience in Natural World (October 21, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ new preschool program, Nature School, engages children in hands-on experiences throughout the Conservatory... View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory Opens Doors to New Era (October 17, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ushers in the future with a private dedication event for its new, $2.5 million Main Visitor Entrance and Grand Atrium... View More...
15th Annual Growing to Green Awards Honor Local Community Gardeners (September 09, 2016) On the evening of September 8, 2016, more than 200 community gardeners and local business and civic leaders gathered in The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for... View More...
Field to Table 2016 (August 27, 2016) The Women’s Board of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens hosted over 700 guests at its annual Field to Table fundraising event... View More...
Pollinator Palooza (June 21, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens presents the first annual Pollinator Palooza sponsored by ScottsMiracle-Gro on Saturday, June 25 from 10am–3pm. View More...
Origami in the Garden: Opening Saturday, May 21, 2016 (May 21, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens presents a monumental sculpture exhibition, Origami in the Garden, from May 21 through November 13, 2016... View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomed 600 guests for 16th Annual Hat Day Luncheon (May 06, 2016) Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin, also known as Hat Day, is one of Columbus’ premier social traditions and the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event.. View More...
Arbor Day Celebration at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (April 29, 2016) Learn all about trees and celebrate Arbor Day with Conservatory horticulturists and arborists from Ahlum and Arbor.. View More...
Annual Stakeholders’ Meeting Held, Master Plan 2.0 Projects Announced (April 28, 2016) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Board President Laura Troup and Executive Director Bruce Harkey welcomed 130 donors, members, trustees, community members and public officials for a presentation of 2015 accomplishments and 2016 plans... View More...
Columbus Public Health and Partners to Announce 35 Community Garden Grants (April 21, 2016) The City of Columbus and Franklin County, in cooperation with the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, will join current and past recipients, community partners and residents to announce funding for 35 community gardens during an Earth Day celebration.. View More...
Blooms & Butterflies: First sign of spring opens March 12 at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (February 15, 2016) Now in its 23rd year, Blooms & Butterflies offers an immersive, up-close experience with native and exotic butterfly species. View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers a winter escape with Orchids (January 04, 2016) Colorful and delicate orchid blooms provide respite from winter’s gray chill in Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ 2016 installment of its Orchids exhibition, on view January 9 through March 6, 2016... View More...
New watercolor exhibit accompanies Merry & Bright at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (November 20, 2015) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ seasonal exhibition, Merry & Bright, opens Saturday, November 21, with traditional poinsettia displays, family activities, evening lighting, and—new this year—a gallery of winter-themed transparent watercolors... View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Dedicates The Wells Barn (October 27, 2015) To accommodate its growing outreach and education programs, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens today dedicated The Wells Barn to be used for.. View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Opens New Fall Exhibition (October 01, 2015) Scary Plants, the Conservatory's take on the Halloween season, opens October 3, 2015, with a new horticulture exhibition and accompanying display of pumpkin carvings... View More...
14th Annual Growing to Green Awards Honor Local Community Gardeners (September 10, 2015) More than 200 community gardeners and local business and civic leaders gathered on the Conservatory’s ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus... View More...
Call for Entries: Ceramics Exhibit at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (July 20, 2015) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, in partnership with the Central Ohio Clay Arts guild, is seeking contemporary ceramic works for a juried art exhibit.. View More...
ProMusica returns to Franklin Park Conservatory in August for a music-filled weekend (July 15, 2015) ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce the lineup for its fourth annual Summer Music Series to take place on Thursday, Aug. 6; Saturday, Aug. 8; and Sunday, Aug.9... View More...
New building goes up at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with placement of 200-year-old timber frame (May 22, 2015) Crew and cranes from Mt. Vernon Barn Company lift and place timber frame for new building at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. In 2014, the Conservatory’s Board of Trustees identified a center for the.. View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomed 650 guests to 15th Annual Hat Day Luncheon (May 01, 2015) A record crowd of 650 hat-adorned guests gathered this afternoon under a grand marquee at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin, also known as Hat Day, is one of Columbus’ premier social traditions and the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event... View More...
Summer of Bugs at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (May 01, 2015) Bugs of all sizes are taking over Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This spring and summer, the Conservatory presents exhibitions of real insects and artistic representations.. View More...
Short North Alliance Announces New Partnership with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (April 16, 2015) The Short North Alliance is pleased to announce that it has formed an exciting new partnership with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to provide comprehensive landscape services for the landscape planters it maintains in the Short North Arts District... View More...
Winners Announced for 8th Annual Gingerbread Competition (December 15, 2014) The competition, a focal point of the Conservatory’s annual Merry & Bright holiday exhibition, received more than 40 entries in 4 categories... View More...
50 Merry Days & 25 Bright Nights (November 01, 2014) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens presents Merry & Bright, a celebration of the holiday season, November 15, 2014 through January 4, 2015... View More...
13th Annual Growing to Green Awards Honor Local Community Gardeners (September 10, 2014) On the evening of September 10, 2014, more than 200 community gardeners and local business and civic leaders gathered on the Conservatory’s ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus… View More...
County, City and Local Farmers’ Markets Team Up to Make Fresh Produce More Affordable for Families and Residents (July 15, 2014) A consortium of six farmers’ markets will make more affordable, fresh, local produce available for Central Ohio residents with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through a program called Veggie SNAPS.. View More...
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Metropolitan Library, COSI, and Franklin Park Conservatory present Summer of Imagination. (May 15, 2014) Experience the Summer of Imagination in Columbus! The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Metropolitan Library, COSI and Franklin Park Conservatory have partnered to create a Columbus adventure designed to inspire your imagination.Pick up a Summer of Imagination map... View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomes over 600 guests for 13th Annual Hat Day Luncheon (May 02, 2014) The 14th annual Les Chapeaux Dans le Jardin (Hat Day) luncheon is one of Columbus’ premier social traditions and the Conservatory’s signature spring fundraising event... View More...
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Announced Third Annual Summer Music Series (April 01, 2014) ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce the lineup for its third annual Summer Music Series, to take place on Thursday, August 7, Saturday, August 9, and Sunday, August 10. Presented by PNC Arts Alive, the concerts are free of charge, performed outdoors on the grounds... View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens announces artist visit and extension of evening exhibition Bruce Munro: Light (January 01, 2014) Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is extending its special evening exhibition, Bruce Munro: Light, for public viewing through March 30, 2014. The announcement of the seven-week extension accompanies a public visit and booksigning... View More...
Winners Announced for 7th Annual Gingerbread Competition (December 01, 2013) The competition, a focal point of the Conservatory’s annual Merry & Bright holiday exhibition, received more than 40 entries in 4 categories.. View More...
Merry Days & Bright Nights (November 15, 2013) Holiday spirit returns to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. From November 23, 2013 through January 5, 2014, visitors enjoy a festive display of.. View More...
12th Annual Growing to Green Awards Honor Local Community Gardeners (September 01, 2013) On the evening of September 11, 2013, over 200 community gardeners and local business and civic leaders gathered on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus for a night of celebration... View More...
British Artist Bruce Munro to Exhibit Light-Based Works at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (August 21, 2013) Acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro will debut an exhibition of light-based installations and gallery works at Columbus’ Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on September 25, 2013... View More...
Growing to Green Hub Gardens Host Open Gardens Tour on August 3, 2013 (July 01, 2013) 12 community gardens throughout Columbus and Franklin County will open their gardens on Saturday, August 3, 10am–2pm, for public tours. These gardens are members of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Growing to Green Hub Gardens Initiative... View More...
Workforce Training Program with Focus on Horticulture Seeks Applicants (June 01, 2013) Green Corps, a training program for high school graduates residing in Franklin County, is accepting applications for its third 32-week class that begins on July 29, 2013... View More...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens welcomes over 600 guests for 13th Annual Hat Day Luncheon (May 03, 2013) Fashion expert Tim Gunn was featured speaker. Beth Henry honored as recipient of the 10th annual Ann Isaly Wolfe Award... View More...
Successful Green Corps Program Celebrates Graduating Class, Recruits Students for Summer (May 01, 2013) In a unique job-training effort aimed at providing young adults with in-demand horticulture and landscaping skills, including commercial pesticide application, park maintenance, irrigation and greenhouse maintenance, the Franklin County Commissioners will celebrate the graduation of the second class of Green Corps participants and begin the recruitment process... View More...
Thirteenth Annual Hat Day to Take Place in the Gardens (February 12, 2013) On Friday, May 3, 2013, more than 600 guests will gather on the Conservatory’s Grand Mallway for the 13th annual Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin (Hat Day) luncheon... View More...
Acclaimed British Artist Bruce Munro to Exhibit at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (January 21, 2013) Internationally recognized British artist Bruce Munro will open an exhibition of 10 lighting installations and gallery works at Columbus’ Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens on September 25, 2013. The exhibit will include installations never before seen in the U.S. View More...