Face CoveringsThe City of Columbus mandates all guests must wear face coverings while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated guests should wear face coverings during their entire visit.
Disposable Masks Are Available At The Visitor Center.
SanitizationThorough sanitization procedures and air purification systems are utilized. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the facility.
CapacityThe facility’s capacity limit has been relaxed and one-way traffic restrictions have been lifted.
Through October 31, 2021Harvest BloomsThe fall season can be experienced in an extraordinary way when the botanical gardens are infused with autumnal magic. Thousands of pumpkins, mums and ornamental cabbages decorate the landscape while two spectacular Pumpkin Houses stand ready to welcome guests.
October 13-17, 20-24 & 27-31, 2021Pumpkins AglowFall evenings offer delights and spooky surprises during these after dark, family friendly events. Stroll jack-o-lantern illuminated paths as you explore the pumpkin patch and two Pumpkin Houses. Enchanting decorations also include larger than life spiders created by Tork Collaborative Arts, Inc., a foggy creek and skeletons and ghosts hiding in the gardens.
Through November 28, 2021Resilience in Nature: We Are the Roses that Grew from the ConcreteDiversity in nature is a strength. This concept is explored in our juried exhibition, which exclusively features the work of Black artists in central Ohio. By amplifying the voices that have historically been left out of the narrative, this exhibition strives to connect people with nature while strengthening the community.
Through October 24, 2021Sister Cities: Horticultural Sites, Events, and DevelopmentsGardens and green spaces elevate the quality of life in Columbus’ sister cities around the world. Learn about each of these unique cities during a tour of this new exhibition.
Through January 9, 2022Paul Busse Garden RailwayThe Paul Busse Garden Railway has been enlivened by the colors and textures of fall! Nine G scale model trains travel across over 1,000 feet of track and through four enchanting botanical landscapes themed after the Wild West, fairytales, European villages, and animal habitats.
On Permanent ViewChihuly CollectionThe Chihuly Collection, the largest permanent collection in a botanical garden, remains on view daily. Eighteen installations of stunning glass art are placed throughout the interior Conservatory.
Monday–Friday | 11AM–2PM & Saturday-Sunday | 12–3PMHot ShopThe Conservatory’s glassblowing studio offers daily demonstrations which are included in general admission. Visitors interested in hands-on experiences with glassblowing can register for studio classes or personal sessions.
Open DailyScotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's GardenThis two-acre garden is a great place to play while learning about the natural environment. Children and adults alike will love exploring the Children’s Garden when the leaves change colors and the air is brisk.
Through Late October 2021Bonsai CollectionA rotating selection of trees from the Conservatory’s Bonsai Collection is on display in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse and the Bonsai Courtyard.
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Coming This Holiday Season: Holiday Blooms and Conservatory AglowNovember 20, 2021 Through January 9, 2022
Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season at the Conservatory with extravagantly themed holiday vignettes featuring hundreds of colorful poinsettias and our famous poinsettia trees.
Each night the gardens will transform into a wonderland of lights. Brand new displays and annual favorites include ornament trees, illuminated topiaries, the annual gingerbread competition and much more.
The annual Gingerbread Competition returns for its 15th anniversary. This year’s theme is, “There is No Place Like Home for the Holidays”.
This is a selection of our upcoming classes. The full list is available on our calendar.
October 19 | 6-8PMCharcuteries & CocktailsLearn to style your own charcuterie board for autumn or the upcoming spooky season. Then, mix a signature cocktail inspired by autumn to complement your board.
October 26 | 6-9PMSheet Pan Dinners by Chefs in the CitySteve and Rich celebrate fall by featuring sheet pan dinners, one of the hottest trends in cooking. Steve will demonstrate slow roasted salmon with fennel and lime. Rich will counter with sheet pan chicken with shallots and grapes.
October 30 | 11AM-1PMThe Sustainable Kitchen: Tequila, Bananas, and BatsFor this class, we’ve invited a bat expert to talk about why bats are so important and what we can do to protect them. Then, students will cook with bananas and tequila; two ingredients we wouldn’t have without bats.
Make A Tribute GiftTribute Gifts to the Conservatory support our mission to connect people with nature and honor the important people in your life. This fall, consider making a special Tribute Gift to those you’re grateful for.Give Now
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.