Cocktails at the Conservatory on December 7 is SOLD OUT! Conservatory Aglow will be closed on December 7 for this event.

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Arbor Day Festival presented by Ahlum & Arbor at Franklin Park Conservatory

Celebrate a love of trees and commitment to environmental sustainability with Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation at the Conservatory. This popular event returns as a festival that features an array of tree & nature activities for all ages: kids tree climbing, touch-a-truck, sapling giveaways, tree ID hikes, musical puppet shows and much more! A full list of activities and guest organizations is listed below.

There will also be food and other refreshments from the Conservatory’s Garden Café and three local vendors.

In addition to Arbor Day activities, guests can explore the springtime gardens, view current exhibitions and shop at Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse.

General Admission tickets are required but no additional reservations are necessary to attend.

Event Schedule & Activities

All Day Activities Tree climbing for kids
Sapling giveaway
Arbor Day-themed crafts
Root health activity
All about trees & seed dispersal activity
Woodturning demonstrations with Ohio Woodturners
Country 103.9 radio station broadcasting live
Timed Activities Hourly: Tree ID hikes in Children's Garden led by horticulturists
2pm: Naturalist Chris Rowlands will put on a musical puppet show that combines music, puppetry and a love for the great outdoors
TBA: Author reading
Refreshments Garden Café
Ninja Bowl food truck
Tortilla Mexican Street Food food truck
Free samples from Aladdin's Eatery