Health & Safety ProceduresWe are maintaining additional health and safety procedures and continuing to prioritize the health of our community. Our visitors continue to show tremendous support and appreciation for these procedures. 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.
While eating, diners must wear face coverings unless actively eating and remain in designated dining areas.
Masks available for $1 at front entrance
MembershipsPlease make all membership purchases or renewals online before your visit.
November 14 to January 10Holiday BloomsThe Conservatory halls have been decked out and the plant collections are blooming with holiday spirit! Holiday Blooms is the Conservatory’s newly imagined holiday horticulture exhibition. Visitors can spend the season amidst extravagantly themed holiday vignettes featuring hundreds of colorful, unique poinsettias and the famous 10’ poinsettia tree.
November 14 to January 10Conservatory AglowEach evening the gardens will be illuminated by a wonderland of lights and transform into a magical holiday spectacle. The grounds during Conservatory Aglow look absolutely stunning, don’t miss your chance to see them illuminated by thousands of lights.
Through January 10Paul Busse Garden RailwayPaul Busse Garden Railway, located in the Grand Mallway, is now a holiday destination! Nine model trains travel through four unique botanical themes which have been decorated with glowing lights.
December 1 To December 31Gingerbread House DisplayCentral Ohio’s culinary creativity is on display in the Grand Atrium as the annual gingerbread house display returns to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. 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. Peruse these delectable delights and vote for Best of Show.
On Permanent DisplayChihuly CollectionThe Conservatory owns 19 installations of breathtaking Chihuly glass artwork, the largest private collection on display in a botanical garden. The colorful glass artwork is placed throughout the interior biomes and plant collections creating dynamic scenes that highlight the connection between art and nature.
Coming Early 2021Early next year, a beloved exhibition returns to bring the beauty of ornate orchids to the Conservatory. Local artist Lea Gray will also display her artwork in the Cardinal Health Gallery.
November 16–18, 5-9pmConservatory Aglow Member Preview NightsMembers will have Special Engagement admission waived. Reserving an arrival time is still required and should be done online before arrival.
Pre-order by November 20, Pick up November 27-28Graham Cracker Gingerbread KitJust 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.
November 21-December 5Sweet TurkeysThree activities to inspire an afternoon of Thanksgiving fun at home. The virtual experience will be free for all!Learn More
Drop Off November 28-2914th Annual Gingerbread House CompetitionNeed a fun family project for home? Register now for the Conservatory’s 14th annual Gingerbread Competition! This year’s theme, as we celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the John F. Wolfe Palm House and Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse, will be “Inspired by the Conservatory.”
December 12, 2-3pmHoliday Blooms Entertainment: Clemens & ElliottClemens & Elliott is an acoustic duo composed of Eric Clemens and Kristen Elliott, two incredibly versatile Columbus musicians who play music with a unique blend of influences from blues rock to folk.
December 19, 2-3pmHoliday Blooms Entertainment: Four Harmony's SakeFour Harmony's Sake is an all women’s a cappella barbershop quartet.Included in General AdmissionLearn More
Now BookingHost Your Event HereHost a small, intimate ceremony at the Conservatory. The botanical gardens look beautiful all year round and are a lovely setting to celebrate with close family and friends before the year ends. Prime dates are still available for ceremonies and receptions in 2020 and 2021.
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Education & Programs
New For The 2020-2021 School YearVirtual Field TripsCalling all educators: the Conservatory is an ideal learning environment to engage with your students this year. Our virtual field trip experience can now be brought to your classroom!
In Person & Virtual OfferingsTake A ClassA class with the Conservatory is a festive way to learn something new this season. Classes range from winter gardening and floral arrangements to holiday decorating and self-care.
Give The Gift Of MembershipMembershipThis gift includes a year of memorable experiences! Children and adults of all ages and interests can enjoy the many benefits of membership, including a year of free admission to daytime exhibitions, discounts at Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse and Garden Café, special member events and more!
Give A Gift From The Gift Shop And GreenhouseBotanica Gift Shop & GreenhouseMake light work of your gift list at our award-winning gift shop! Products include home and garden decor, books, toys, jewelry, accessories and more.
Jewelry Sale: November 14-15
Black Friday Special: November 27
Happy Hannukah Sale: December 6
Give An ExperienceGift CardsConservatory gift cards, available at the Visitor Center, make easy and thoughtful gifts. Recipients can use these gift cards for admission, membership, classes and at Botanica and the Garden Café.
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Contact Us To Purchase
Give The Gift Of GoodwillDonationsFor the person who has everything or is hard to shop for, consider a gift that gives twice. By making a gift in their name, you can honor them while directly funding programs like the Conservatory’s children and adult education series, outreach initiatives to make the Conservatory more accessible to all in our community, and beautiful natural displays.
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.