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Summer At The Conservatory

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Visitor Experience

New Procedures family-visiting-childrens-garden The Conservatory’s vision is a world that celebrates nature as essential to the human experience. The COVID-19 pandemic has required changes from everyone but our vision remains the same.

In order to continue striving toward our vision, new procedures have been implemented in order to keep our guests, employees, and communities healthy.

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Ticketing butterfly-in-community-garden All guests, including members, should reserve their timed-entry tickets online before their visit. Walk-in ticket sales and membership entry will only be available if we have not met guest capacity limits. Credit cards are the preferred payment method. Buy Tickets
Memberships pacific-island-water-garden-from-above Please make all membership purchases or renewals online before your visit. Join Or Renew
Vulnerable Hours solitary-grand-mallway On Thursdays, the Conservatory will open at 9am for guests with high-risk considerations, such as seniors or individuals with compromised immune systems. Tickets must be reserved in advance online. Buy Tickets

Exhibitions

Through November 1 2020 Bonsai floating-house-bonsai-2020 Journey through the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse and view specimens from the Conservatory’s bonsai collection.

Trees on display will rotate on a regular basis, offering distinct viewing experiences throughout the run of the exhibition.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Bonsai Exhibition
July 1 2020 to January 10 2021 Paul Busse Garden Railway busse-train-details Paul Busse Garden Railway, located in the Grand Mallway, invites visitors to immerse themselves in model trains whirling across 1,122 feet of track through four unique botanical themes.

The Paul Busse Garden Railway is possible with support from the Cardinal Health Foundation, Giant Eagle, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Paul Busse Garden Railway Exhibition
Now On Permanent View Chihuly Collection Nineteen 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.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Chihuly Collection Exhibition
Through September 20 2020 Color to Discover flamingo-topiaries Enjoy the beauty of summertime gardens at the Conservatory, bursting with thousands of flowers in every color of the rainbow.

Nearly 250 eye-catching containers and hanging gardens round out the seasonal displays, all of which are guaranteed to delight.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Color to Discover Exhibition

Events

August 28 2020 Virtual Field to Table field-to-table-evening While we can’t hold our traditional gathering in person, we can still come together to raise awareness and critical funds to support Conservatory programs.

Help sustain community gardens that address food insecurity, while expanding accessibility initiatives at the Conservatory. Join us for our August 28 virtual event -- you can even host your own Field to Table-inspired celebration in your own backyard!

To join the party, simply make a gift, of any size, in support of our virtual Field to Table! Join The Party
July 11, August 8, September 12 and October 10 Chihuly Nights Chihuly Nights are returning on the second Saturday of July through October from 7–10pm. Enjoy the vibrant colors of the Conservatory’s private collection of Chihuly glass when the installations visually transform in the dusk and evening light.

Special engagement admission and membership rates apply.
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Plan An Event wedded-couple-at-palm-house Host your special day in a setting you’ll never forget!

Choose from a selection of beautiful, botanical venues at the Conservatory, which can be tailored to fit your personal vision and design.

Weddings, corporate, and social events are actively being booked for 2021 and 2022. Schedule a tour this summer and experience the magic for yourself.
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More To Do At The Conservatory

Open Daily Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden families-in-children's-garden There’s endless fun at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden!

Kids can be kids thanks to this incredible play and education area that spans 2-acres of the Conservatory grounds. Take on the Canopy Walk and Floating Boardwalk, construct a magical Faery House, or immerse in the Sensory Garden, all while learning about the importance of the natural world.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Visit the Children's Garden Page
Throughout The Year Plant Societies hosta-plants The Conservatory is partners with many local plant societies. These societies are made up of passionate and knowledgeable people who are dedicated to learning, growing and teaching about a specific plant, plant family, insect species, or a specific plant art form. Many of the societies belong to a larger national organization.

The past months have led to more people spending their time taking care of plants. Plant Societies can serve as a reliable source of information on the topics they specialize in. They can also provide a virtual community for those taking care of plants on their own.
Visit the Plant Societies Page
Open Daily Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse botanica-gift-shop-merchandise Botanica offers unique merchandise, from plants to beautiful, locally handcrafted goods. Named an award winning gift shop, Botanica offers a seasonal variety of home decor, books, garden accessories, tropical houseplants and patio plants, bonsai and perennials. Botanica also has a wonderful selection of toys, educational items, and books for children.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Visit Botanica Gift Shop Page

Support the Conservatory

Donate bonsai-in-showhouse-2020 A gift to our annual fund helps ensure that the Conservatory remains a vibrant and vital part of our community, providing a safe and beautiful space for us to connect with nature, and each other. Ways To Give
Become A Member Conservatory members enjoy many benefits like free admission, exhibition previews, special events, program discounts and more. Memberships go toward supporting exhibitions, programs and community outreach. Join or Renew
Volunteer Volunteers 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. Learn More
Follow the Conservatory columbus-blooms-2020 Our social media accounts can be found using the tag @FPconservatory.

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