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Community Day

About Community Day

Community Day is the first Sunday of every month. Residents of Columbus and Franklin County receive free general admission. Community Days include access to the entirety of our gardens and collections and current daytime exhibitions. Admission to special engagements on select evenings (Chihuly Nights, Pumpkins AglowConservatory Aglow) is not included.

More information on Conservatory offerings and ticketing is available below.


June 5-11 is National Gardening Week! Join the Conservatory and the Greater Columbus Growing Coalition for garden-inspired activities from 11am-4pm.

  • Seed and plant giveaways

  • “Ask A Master Gardener” booth

  • Additional National Garden Week information

  • GCGC sign ups

Additional garden-inspired activities will be available:

  • Save the Soil Movement display (11am-4pm)

  • Youth Seed Planting station with OSU Extension (1-4pm)

  • Guided tours of the Community Garden Campus tours (11-11:45am, 1-1:45pm & 2-2:45pm)

  • Franklin Park Civic Association mingle (all day)

Plan Your Visit

Know Before You Go We ask all visitors to be aware of our rules before visiting. Here is where you'll find more information on safety, accessibility, parking, food and more. Explore the Conservatory From plant collections and botanical gardens to art and a gift shop, there's so much to explore. Current Exhibitions Exhibitions change throughout the year. Find out what's in store during your Community Day visit.

Please note: Community Day does not include admission to special engagements (Chihuly Nights, Pumpkins Aglow, Conservatory Aglow)


As of May 2022, reservations are no longer necessary for Community Day; tickets cannot be reserved in advance.

We still ask those who have the means to support the Conservatory through admission to consider visiting another day so Community Days stay true to their purpose of increasing access to the gardens.

The Conservatory can still reach capacity. Guest levels will be kept to an enjoyable and safe level.