Health & Safety ProceduresHealth & Safety procedures have been implemented to keep our guests, employees, and communities healthy. Visitors have shown tremendous support for these procedures over the past few months. It’s for this reason that the Conservatory can remain open and a safe place for all to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Face CoveringsIn accordance with state and local mandates, face coverings are required for both indoor and outdoor experiences. Exceptions will be made for children under the age of 6 and individuals
with medical exemptions.
Masks available for $1 at front entrance
MembershipsPlease make all membership purchases or renewals online before your visit.
September 26 to November 1 2020Harvest BloomsThe Conservatory becomes one of the most beautiful places to celebrate the magic of fall during the annual Harvest Blooms exhibition. Thousands of mums, pumpkins and gourds paint the botanical landscape in autumnal colors, and the returning Pumpkin House is sure to delight visitors of all ages.
October 14-18 & 21-25 2020Pumpkins AglowTake in the bounty of the fall season with this after-dark, family-friendly event. On select Wednesday through Sundays from 5-9pm, stroll through the jack-o-lantern lined paths, a tunnel of floating candles, and a pumpkin patch guarded by a 1000 pound monster pumpkin.
Through January 10 2021Paul Busse Garden RailwayPaul Busse Garden Railway, located in the Grand Mallway, has been enlivened by the colors and textures of fall. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the Garden Railway as nine model trains whirl across 1,122 feet of track and through four unique botanical themes.
Through November 1 2020BonsaiIn meditative reflection, explore the visual legacy of the Conservatory‘s bonsai collection. Take a journey through the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse to refine your senses using the bonsai as your guide. The bonsai trees will rotate throughout the run of this exhibition, as well as the seasonal plantings, making every visit unique.
On Permanent ViewChihuly CollectionNineteen installations of the stunning Dale Chihuly glass artwork will remain on view permanently at the Conservatory. This constitutes the largest private collection of Chihuly artwork in a botanical garden.
The pieces are placed thoughtfully throughout the biomes to accentuate the diversity and beauty of nature.
Coming This Winter: Holiday Blooms and Conservatory AglowCelebrate the enchanting holiday season at the Conservatory with elegant holiday vignettes, hundreds of poinsettias and, of course, the giant poinsettia tree! Each night the gardens magically transform into a wonderland of lights. New displays accompany traditional favorites, include ornament trees, the rainbow tunnel, the Annual Gingerbread Competition and much more.
New Dates: October 9, November 6Chihuly NightsEnjoy the Conservatory and the vibrant colors of the Chihuly Collection after hours. All 19 installations are professionally lit to create a breathtaking view within the backdrop of the interior Conservatory Biomes.
Updated For 2020Nature School ExplorersDesigned for ages 3–5, Nature School Explorers are encouraged to nurture their curiosity, investigation, and understanding of plants, insects and the natural world through weekly hands-on activities.
Nature School Explorers is now a two-part Conservatory experience to facilitate social distancing.
New For 2020Virtual ExplorationsExperience the Conservatory from your own classroom on a digital field trip. The program includes a 45-minute virtual tour with a Conservatory educator as well as activities to complete before and after.
All Virtual Explorations are designed to address Ohio learning standards for science or art and connect students with the Conservatory.
Drop Off On November 28th and 29th, 10am-9pmAnnual Gingerbread CompetitionEnter the Conservatory’s 14th annual Gingerbread Competition! This year’s theme, as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the John F. Wolfe Palm House, will be “Inspired by the Conservatory.” Participants can enter one of three categories: Youth (15 and under), Family or Community Organization or Adult (16 and Older).
Prizes Given To First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Best of Show Enter Now
Open DailyBotanica Gift Shop & GreenhouseThe Conservatory’s award-winning gift shop and greenhouse offers an eclectic array of seasonal home and garden decor, books, children’s toys, jewelry, accessories and more!
Patio Sale: October 17-31
Bulb Sale: October 24-31
Halloween Sale: October 26-31
Make A GiftCharitable gifts are vital to creating the world-class exhibitions, beautiful horticulture displays and important educational programs offered by the Conservatory. Our seasonal displays, such as Harvest Blooms, and special exhibitions, such as Paul Busse Garden Railway, are made possible through generous financial support from individuals just like you!
Become A MemberConservatory members enjoy many benefits like free admission, exhibition previews, special events, program discounts and more. Memberships go toward supporting exhibitions, programs and community outreach.
VolunteerVolunteers generously bring their time, talents, enthusiasm and energy to the Conservatory. Volunteering opportunities are available for individuals and groups on a weekly, monthly, seasonally or on a one-time basis.