Face CoveringsIn accordance with the City of Columbus, all guests are required to wear face coverings while indoors. Unvaccinated guests should wear face coverings both indoors and outdoors.
CapacityCapacity limits and one-way traffic flows are no longer in place.
June 12 Through November 28Resilience in Nature: We Are the Roses that Grew from the ConcreteDiversity in nature is a strength. This concept is explored in this 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, the Conservatory strives to fulfill its mission to connect people with nature while strengthening the community.
On View Through January 9, 2022Paul Busse Garden RailwayFeaturing nine G-scale model trains that travel through four enchanting botanical landscapes themed after the Wild West, fairytales, European villages, and animal habitats.
On Permanent DisplayChihuly CollectionThe Conservatory’s permanent collection of Chihuly glass artwork remains on view daily. Chihuly Nights are select evenings when the Conservatory will be open 7–10pm.
Harvest BloomsSeptember 25-October 31
Returning this fall to infuse the landscape of the botanical gardens and container gardens with thousands of pumpkins, mums, brassicas and more autumnal horticulture.
Pumpkins AglowOctober 13-17, 20-24 & 27-31
Five additional nights added! Hundreds of glowing jack-o-lanterns and enchanted scenery fill the gardeners during this after dark, family-friendly event.
More To Do At The Conservatory
On View Through Late OctoberBonsai CollectionA rotating selection of trees from the Conservatory’s bonsai collection is on display in the Bonsai Courtyard and Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse.
Open DailyScotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's GardenThe interactive, hands-on programming in the Children’s Garden returns in May 2021! This two-acre garden is a great place to play while learning about the natural environment.
Open DailyHot ShopThe Hot Shop, the Conservatory’s glass blowing studio, offers daily glassblowing demonstrations as a part of general admission. Visitors interested in hands-on experience with glassblowing can register for studio classes.
Events Throughout The YearPlant SocietiesThe Conservatory partners with local plant societies, made up of volunteer educators and plant enthusiasts who host meetings, sales and shows for the general public.
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Imagine your outdoor ceremony with a Victorian inspired glasshouse as the backdrop. Then move to the upper terrace for dinner and dancing with the breathtaking Light Raiment II installation by James Turrell transforming the space, creating an unforgettable atmosphere for your special day.
Events at the Conservatory
Wednesdays June 2-Sept 1 | 3:30-6:30pmFarmers' MarketShop seasonal produce, plants and home goods while supporting local farmers and vendors! The market is located in the Conservatory’s main parking lot and parking is free. Market vendors accept EBT with the Ohio Direction Card and offer Produce Perks incentives.
June 25Bash at the ConservatoryJoin us for a fresh, socially distanced take on Bash at the Barn! Guests will explore 13 acres of indoor and outdoor gardens and engaging exhibitions. The Bash experience is complemented by drinks and gourmet picnic fare from local establishments, a silent auction, and live entertainment.
August 27Field to TableSave the date for the Conservatory Women’s Board annual fundraiser! Field to Table includes a grand meal under the evening sky and proceeds benefit the Conservatory’s community outreach and education programming.
September 24Hat DayLes Chapeaux dans le Jardin: Hat Day — one of Columbus’ premier social traditions and one of the Conservatory’s most significant fundraising events — returns! This special 20th anniversary event is hosted by one of the founders of Hat Day!Limited tickets remain!Hat Day
Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse
Open DailySeasonal MerchandiseBotanica offers unique home decor, local merchandise, hand blown glass, house and tropical plants, books, children’s toys, educational items and more!
This season, be sure to shop our selection of outdoor garden plants. Botanica’s plants are always reasonably priced and sold with the expert knowledge from our staff. Members receive a 10% discount on regularly priced merchandise.
June 16, 7-8pmCookie Decorating: Pollinators EditionBake up your own batch of sugar cookies before the class and tune in to enjoy an entertaining evening dedicated to the art of cookie decorating! Hosted by drag performed Plenty O'Smiles.
July 14, 6-7pmKokedama WorkshopLearn about the traditional Japanese art of kokedama—translates to moss ball. Each participant will create a kokedama string garden to take home while enjoying a glass of wine.
Make a GiftThe Conservatory is unique in that we offer access to the benefits of nature in the form of beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens, educational experiences for all ages, and stress-relieving green space in the heart of Columbus. Help us grow our programming with a gift today!
Become a MemberMembers receive free general admission, reciprocal admission to over 300+ gardens nationwide, discounts at local attractions and garden centers and more! Become a member to enjoy a summer of fun at the Conservatory and beyond.
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.