All guests must reserve tickets before visiting the Conservatory. In accordance with state and local mandates, face coverings are required for both indoor and outdoor spaces.
The Food Truck will be closed through Nov. 2. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Holiday Blooms

11-14-2020 01-10-2021 10am–4pm daily

The magic of the holiday season fills the interior Conservatory during Holiday Blooms! Delight in extravagantly themed vignettes featuring hundreds of colorful, unique poinsettias and our famous 10’ poinsettia tree.

Wintry container garden collections can be found outside in the botanical gardens as you make your way to the lit up Paul Busse Garden Railway.

Holiday Blooms is included in General Admission. Tickets are available to reserve online now.

Holiday Entertainment

Roaming Holiday Performances Let the music of the season bring cheer to your Holiday Blooms experience on select Saturdays in December. All performances will begin at 2pm and will roam the interior of the Conservatory for an hour, providing a background of musical entertainment. No audience seating will be provided for these performances. All performances are included with admission.

Saturday, Dec. 5th: Promusica Quartet
Saturday, Dec. 12th: Clemens & Elliott
14th Annual Gingerbread Competition Central Ohio’s culinary creativity is on display during the month of December for the 14th annual Gingerbread Competition. This year's theme is “Inspired by the Conservatory” in honor of the 125th anniversaries of the John F. Wolfe Palm House and Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. Sweet Turkeys This is a virtual experience that will be available online from Nov. 21 through Nov. 28. It includes three activities to inspire an afternoon of Thanksgiving fun at home. First, listen to a story about the turkey that got away, then make a delicious, turkey-shaped cookie and finally try a turkey inspired craft. Graham Cracker Gingerbread House Kits Just because we can’t build graham cracker gingerbread houses on site this year, doesn’t mean it can’t still be a family tradition! Graham cracker gingerbread house supplies will be available in convenient take-home kits, making it easy for you to continue this family tradition at home.

Kits must be re-ordered by Friday, Nov. 20th and pick-up is on Friday, Nov. 27th and Saturday, Nov. 28th.
Hot Shop Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse Our award-winning gift shop is the perfect place to make light work of your gift list. Be sure to put the seasonal sales on your calendar!

Conservatory Aglow

From November 14 to January 10, the Conservatory will be open from 5-9pm for Conservatory Aglow, our annual holiday lights celebration. Separate tickets are necessary for Conservatory Aglow and Special Engagement rates apply.

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New for 2020: General Admission will end at 4 PM and the Conservatory Aglow Special Engagement will begin at 5 PM. This allows staff to clean and prepare the building for the Special Engagement.

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Past Holiday Blooms

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