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Member Resources

Member Privileges

All membership levels enjoy the following privileges for one full year from purchase:

  • Free General Admission (may exclude select events) to those named on the membership card
  • Discounts on select Special Engagements, education classes and programs to those named on the membership card
  • Patron, Benefactor and Monarch Society members receive free admission to Special Engagements such as Pumpkins Aglow, Conservatory Aglow and Chihuly Nights. These member levels are still encouraged to reserve their tickets to Special Engagements in advance.
  • 10% discount on purchases from Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse (excluding sale and consignment merchandise)
  • 10% discount at the Garden Café
  • Invitations to members-only events and activities including exhibition previews and retired plant sales
  • Primary access to conservatory summer camp registration
  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 345 gardens in the United States and the Cayman Islands
  • Discounts at select area museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage Program
  • Discounts at select greenhouses, landscapers, garden centers and nurseries
Digital Membership Cards

Request a Digital Membership Card

The Membership department is transitioning to digital membership cards to help you gain easy access to your member benefits and make a positive environmental impact. An email is required in order to receive your digital membership card. Once you’ve received your digital membership card, you can download them to your smartphone.

New members will automatically receive a digital card via email within 2-5 business days of purchase. Please do not submit the digital card request form if you have purchased a membership within the past 5 days.

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  • Name as listed on Membership card.

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Reciprocal Admissions Program

The American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program offers free admission and/or additional benefits at over 345 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands.

As a Franklin Park Conservatory member, you can take advantage of these reciprocal benefits. Please be prepared to present your membership card when visiting other institutions. To view an online list of reciprocal gardens and arboreta, click here.

Qualifying members receive free General Admission and half-off Special Engagements (Chihuly Nights, Pumpkins AglowConservatory Aglow). To see if your membership qualifies, view a list of participating gardens.

Dawes Arboretum, Cox Arboretum Metropark, Kingwood Center Gardens, Ohio State University Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Garden and Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation are within the 90-mile exclusion zone. Members at these locations do not qualify for Reciprocal Admissions.

Columbus Member Advantage

As a Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Member, you can save $3 on general admission to select Columbus museums and attractions through the Columbus Member Advantage program. No coupon is necessary. Simply show your valid Franklin Park Conservatory Membership card each time you visit! Columbus Member Advantage partners include:

Important Terms & Restrictions: Discount good for $3 off per person on general admission only. Limit four discounts per visit. Tickets must be purchased from the admissions area of the facility you are visiting. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Not valid on prior purchases. No rainchecks or refunds. Some restrictions may apply. Offer expires December 31, 2023 unless otherwise noted.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Special Offer

Conservatory members receive one free ticket to a regular-season performance with the purchase of a ticket. Contact the ProMusica box office with your current membership number at 614-464-0066.

Green Thumb Discount Program

May 1–October 31, 2024

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is pleased to announce the 2024 Green Thumb Discount program. Local businesses including landscapers, greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries are offering special discounts to our members. We thank these area businesses for their support and participation. This discount excludes sale items and is not valid in conjunction or combination with any other offers. Present your membership card at the following locations and take advantage of their offers.

Details on the offer from each partner are available in the list of participants. 

2024 Green Thumb partners:

If you would like to recommend a favorite business, have a question or comment about this program or would like to add your business to this list, please email [email protected] or call 614.715.8054.

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