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Visiting To make the most of their visit, all guests are asked to comply with the safety and operational policies listed on the website. Thank you to all of our guests for your cooperation.

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Ticketing Guests are encouraged—but not required—to reserve tickets in advance. Reserving tickets ensures an efficient check-in process and guarantees you are able to visit during your preferred date and time.

Members at the Patron, Benefactor and Monarch levels never need to reserve tickets in advance. Reserve Tickets

Exhibitions

On Display Through May 30 Blooms & Butterflies Stroll amid hundreds of colorful butterflies flying freely through the Pacific Island Water Garden Biome, a warm tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Blooms & Butterflies Exhibition
In Bloom Throughout Spring 2022 Columbus Blooms More than 125,000 tulips, narcissus and other stars of the season bloom throughout gardens and container displays in this dazzling celebration of spring.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Columbus Blooms Exhibition
On Display Through May 30 SPOKE: The Visual Poetry & Environmental Art Of Artist Olga Ziemska Wall-hung sculptures made from natural materials and chromogenic prints of environmental art by sculptor and public artist Olga Ziemska will be exhibited in the Cardinal Health Gallery. The body of work exhibited explores the connection between language, poetry, art, nature and the human experience

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements SPOKE Exhibition

Coming This Summer



Topiary Takeover
June 4-September 11, 2022
Larger-than-life topiaries are taking over the Conservatory grounds this summer!


Paul Busse Garden Railway
June 4, 2022-January 8, 2023
All aboard! The Paul Busse Garden Railway returns to the Grand Mallway. Nine g-scale model trains travel on over 1,000 feet of track through four enchanting botanical themes

More To Do At The Conservatory

On Permanent Display Chihuly Collection persian-window-by-chihuly-studio The Conservatory’s Chihuly Collection, the largest permanent collection in a botanical garden, remains on view daily. Eighteen installations of stunning glass art are displayed throughout the interior Conservatory.

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On Display Through Late 2022 Bonsai Collection A rotating selection of trees from the Conservatory’s Bonsai Collection will be on display in the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse and the Bonsai Courtyard.

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Open Daily Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden The Children’s Garden is part of the year-round Conservatory experience, but educational programming resumes on April 25! Programming features a fun, monthly theme, starting in May with “The Magic of Trees”. The Children’s Garden water features, including a sandstone creek, life-size waterfall and misting boulders also open on April 25!

Included in General Admission & Select Special Engagements View Children's Garden
April 2, 2023 to December 31, 2023 Hot Shop & Glassblowing The Hot Shop, the Conservatory’s glass blowing studio, offers daily glassblowing demonstrations, as well as scheduled classes and personal sessions.

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Open Daily Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse Find a piece of the Conservatory at Botanica. Merchandise includes reasonably priced plants, gardening tools, decorations, home & office goods, jewelry, books, toys and more. The Conservatory’s Hot Shop also supplies a selection of hand-blown art.

Included in General Admission & Special Engagements View Gift Shop

Upcoming Events & Classes

Classes | Select Dates Glassblowing Studio Classes Learn about glassblowing during a hands-on experience at the Conservatory. A variety of class topics and styles are available.

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Special Engagement | April 9, May 14, June 18, July 9, September 10 & October 8 Chihuly Nights See the Collection in a whole new light during Chihuly Nights from 7–10pm on select evenings. The entire Conservatory is open during Chihuly Nights, in addition to the illuminated Chihuly Collection.

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Special Engagement | May 12, June 23, July 21, August 18, September 22 & November 3 Cocktails at the Conservatory Cheers from the Conservatory! Join us for themed cocktail parties at a venue like no other. Enjoy samples from a rotating cast of local breweries, distilleries and wineries while exploring the gardens at golden hour, live music, and interactive programs with Conservatory Horticulture and Education teams.

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Program | April 2, 11am-2pm | $3 per craft Sand Art Mix and match sand to create a masterpiece in a butterfly or flower vessel.

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Program | April 15, 11am-2pm | Included In Admission Bring The Farm To You Interact with chickens, ducks, a turkey, rabbits, sheep, goats, and a pig during this petting zoo experience.

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Program | April 23, 11am & 2pm | Included In Admission Earth Day Puppet Show & Tree Giveaway Enjoy a sing-a-long puppet show and take a sapling with you for Earth Day.

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Class | May 3, 6:30-8pm Easy Mushroom Growing Learn to add fresh edible mushroom growth to your garden in a way that’s safe and productive for years to come.

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Program | May 7, 11am-2pm | $3 per craft Mother's Day Flower Craft Decorate a flower pot and plant a flower as a gift.

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Class | May 7, 1-4pm Botanical Drawing Workshop Get inspired by the natural world! Explore different drawing materials and methods to create art based on the Conservatory’s plant collections.

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Program | May 8, 2pm | Included In Admission Mother's Day Musical Performance red-yellow-white-tulips Treat someone special in your life to a musical handbell performance from Columbus Rings, a community handbell ensemble composed of ringers from Central Ohio.

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Class | May 10, 6-7:30pm Vegetable Gardening Learn everything your need to know to have a successful vegetable garden.

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Class | May 14, 11am-1pm Chickpea Pasta hands-making-dough-on-counter Making fresh pasta is easy and fun. It becomes more exciting when exploring alternative flours. In this class, students will learn how to make fresh pasta using chickpea flour, a great gluten-free choice. Registration Required Learn More
Class | May 15, 11-12pm Spring Nature Journal Build up your nature sketching skills! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned seasonal observer, learn the basic methods for keeping a detailed nature journal.

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Program | May 22, 11am | Included In Admission Ohio Wildlife Center in the Children's Garden Learn about all things Ohio wildlife at the Learning Pavilion of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden! No Registration Required Learn More
Class | June 2, 6–8pm Kokedamania Learn about the traditional art of kokedama—the Japanese term for growing plants in a moss covered ball—and get your hands a little dirty making one.

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Host Your Event At The Conservatory Love is always in bloom at the Conservatory! The botanical gardens are a gorgeous location for your special day. Our outdoor venues are perfect for a romantic ceremony, and our indoor venues deliver a destination-style wedding experience.

We’re now booking weddings and receptions in 2022 and beyond!

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What Will You Cultivate? The ground is thawing, and gardeners are preparing their seeds and plots. Just as plants thrive under the right care, you can help your community thrive through the care of investment. Will you cultivate the wonder of a child’s first visit, social connections for a seniors group, or a special family memory by making a gift to our annual fund today?

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