Like gardeners grow plants with water, soil, and light, donors grow the Conservatory with love, care, and financial support. These are your stories.
We’re excited to launch this new blog for you, our supporters, and share stories that hopefully will make you smile.
Articles from the quarterly donor newsletter are shared here so you can read about the happy moments, exciting achievements and everyday memories you make possible at Conservatory. Along the way, we will also loop in our staff members to share their expertise about horticulture, favorite stories from guest interactions and fun facts. The investment you make in us makes good happen every day.
Summer 2022One Woman’s Summer Reading Challenge Supports Learning for AllAmy Grace Ulman faced a challenge. “My first child was an early talker. Check. My second child was a late talker. Hmm, that was not part of the plan..."Read More
Summer 2022Cherry Blossoms and Community, Brought to You by HondaThis year, the Conservatory partnered with the Japan-America Society of Central Ohio to plan a Hanami...Read More
Summer 2022A Birthday to Remember: The Legacy of Landscape Architect Fredrick Law OlmstedOn April 26, a group of garden lovers gathered to sing “Happy Birthday” and eat cake in honor of a friend. The catch? The friend being celebrated was born 200 years ago, all the way back in 1822...Read More
Spring 2022A Note From Carmen BoyIt’s officially spring! If you’re wondering what could be better than the advent of sunshine and time outdoors….I can tell you: you are!Read More
Spring 2022A Conservatory Comeback Story: How donors made a differenceTwo years ago, the Covid-19 pandemic changed the world as we knew it. The Conservatory faced one of its most difficult periods to date, but today we have great cause to be thankful. Because of your support...Read More
Spring 2022We’re Exploring Science with Head Start!This winter, Franklin Park Conservatory began a new partnership with Head Start thanks to two grant funders. Conservatory Educators are visiting Head Start classrooms across Columbus...Read More
Spring 202210 Tips To Set Your Spring Garden Up For SuccessHow does one de-winterize their garden? How do you know if your yard or plants are where they should be? When can you expect to see flora on your walks and runs through your neighborhood...Read More
Spring 2022We're So Grateful For Our VolunteersAltogether, volunteers gave 11,108 hours to the Conservatory in 2021. The total value of the service provided by volunteers to the Conservatory last year equaled an amazing $282,921!Read More