Bring the magic of the Conservatory home and celebrate every season with Botanica. Our plants are always reasonably priced and sold with the expert knowledge from our staff. Guests can purchase gardening tools, nature-themed decorations, pottery, terrariums, stationery, jewelry and children’s toys and books.
The Conservatory’s Hot Shop also supplies Botanica with a selection of unique, hand-blown glass art.
New Plant ArrivalsBotanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse carries a large variety of species for plant lovers. New arrivals come in every week, but rare plants sell quickly! Botanica's plants are well cared for and always sold at a fair price.
Glass Art from John Sharvin & Minhi EnglandTwo stars from Netflix's Blown Away stopped by the Hot Shop and created unique art for Botanica.
Individual pieces display until sold. Details available further down this page
Holiday Decor'Tis the season for festive decorations. Botanica has lovely options in stock.
Design Your Own OrnamentNovember 19-December 16
Choose from several designs and color combinations to personalize a glass ornament. Download the order form and return it in person or by mail.
Botanica reflects the Conservatory’s mission to provide visitors with an exceptional botanical experience, educational opportunities, and an appreciation of art and nature. Purchases made at Botanica help support the Conservatory’s horticulture and educational programs.
Glass Art from Minhi England & John Sharvin
On display and offered for sale until December 5th. Please call 614.715.8010 for availability and pricing
Hibiscus Dance PartyJohn Sharvin and Minhi England
Tube Guy FlowerJohn Sharvin and Minhi England
Tube Guy Flower #2John Sharvin and Minhi England
Wackius Tubis HisbiscusJohn Sharvin and Minhi England
Dahlia WackiusJohn Sharvin and Minhi England
Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly
The latest Studio Editions by Chihuly are now available for purchase through Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse! The Conservatory is proud to be home to the largest permanent collection of Chihuly glass artwork within a botanical garden—a collection that represents a milestone moment in Conservatory history. The Studio Editions are a way to commemorate this historic cultural achievement for the Columbus community.
Please call 614-715-8010 for the availability and pricing of all Studio Editions.
Color and energy are the epicenter of Dale Chihuly’s body of work known as the Persians. These spiraling and fluctuating glass sculptures formed using the most elemental of tools – gravity, breath, and heat – capture Chihuly’s quintessential fascination with color and the medium’s transmission of light. “The elasticity of each form manifests glass’s real character as a frozen liquid, as molecules held in suspension,” observes art historian Robert Hobbs. This elasticity is enhanced by swirling, ambient color along the characteristic spines of the Persian forms which adds an illuminating quality.
Composed of two individual forms nestled against each other the Kingfisher Persian has transparent brandied-amber centers, which provide a luminous juxtaposition against the velvety lapis band that edge each form. A delicate, dark gold body wrap contributes to the dimensionality of the sculpture, while its golden yellow lip wrap draws together the dialogue of color and form.
Unexpected combinations of color in Dale Chihuly’s Macchia achieve the artist’s vision of a visceral experience in color and light. Molten glass is manipulated, as layer upon layer of colored pigments are added, to create works that are mottled yet ablaze with intensity. Chihuly’s inventiveness and love of challenges are key in the development of these extraordinary and multihued sculptures.
The graceful, asymmetrical profile of the Aurora Macchia Studio Edition offers simultaneous views of its interior and exterior color palettes: a rich cerulean blue spills from within the sculpture, in contrast to its coral red exterior. As light shifts through these two palettes, the true coaxial nature of the combination is revealed, setting the interior aglow with a soft and mesmerizing luminosity. A dark lapis lip wrap defines the sculpture’s extraordinary form.
In 1977, Dale Chihuly set out to interpret in glass the essence of softly slumping and aging fiber baskets woven by indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
The Saturn Yellow Basket Studio Edition captures Chihuly’s original vision for this body of work and incorporates his sensibility in grouping individual elements together to emphasize the visual experience. Each of its three vessels presents a honey-yellow hue contrasted by a dark oxblood red lip wrap that winds sinuously along the surface and accentuates the sculpture’s dimensional presence.