Health & Safety ProceduresWe are working with state and local entities to comply with all the guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19. We are monitoring the evolving situation and adapting our policies to
protect the health and safety of our community. Our visitors continue to show tremendous support and appreciation for these procedures. It is only with their cooperation that we can remain open 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.
Diners must wear masks 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.
January 23 to May 31Bringing Reverence to Nature: An Exploration of Botanicals in PaperFeaturing the works of local artist Lea Gray, this exhibition captures the spirit of nature through masterfully designed plant sculptures, made entirely of paper.
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.
January 23 & February 12, 13 & 14, 7-10pmChihuly NightsEnjoy the Chihuly Collection after hours! All installations will be professionally lit to create breathtaking views within the backdrop of the interior Conservatory.
Now BookingHost Your Event At The ConservatoryHost a small, intimate wedding ceremony at the Conservatory. The botanical gardens look beautiful all year round and are a lovely setting to celebrate with close family and friends. Honor your love and the season in one of our cozy rustic venues or plan a destination style wedding in the historic Palm House.
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Prime dates are still available for ceremonies and receptions in 2020 and 2021.
Now BookingProposalsLooking to start the new year with a commitment to the one you love? Propose at the Conservatory.
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Take A Class With The Conservatory
January 13, 6-7:30pmPlant Science 101Demystify the perplexity of growing plants. Students will learn and have fun delving into the science of plants. Topics covered include how plants grow, the basic parts of plants and their functions, the importance of their environment and nutrition.
January 15, 6–8pmPaint & Sip: Winter ForestGrab a beverage and learn to paint a cool winter scene inspired by Ohio’s woodlands. All painting experience levels can participate thanks to Sarah’s step by step instructions.
January 20, 7–8pmCookie DecoratingBake up your own batch of cookies before the class and tune in as Plenty O’Smiles guides you through the art of cookie decorating. She will instruct and guide you through decorating creatively inspired sugar cookies, all while putting a huge smile on you and your friends’ faces.
January 23, 12:30–2pmDIY TerrariumCreate a beautiful, low-maintenance terrarium to decorate your home or give as a gift. Plants lift our spirits when daylight is in short supply, so this is a great class to take with winter on its way!
January 27, 6–7:30pmOrchids for BeginnersIt’s not unusual to be intimidated by growing orchids but it is possible to do so and enjoy their exotic blooms in your home. During this class, participants will explore the wonderful world of orchids and learn how to grow and care for these amazing plants in a home environment.
January 28, 6–7:30pmVictory GardeningIf you attend this class you will learn how to create and manage your own Victory Garden. The teacher will share tips from “Planning, Planting, Preserving”, a Victory Garden guide book, and other primary sources. Learn the history of Victory Gardens, the strict guidelines that the government had in place and the recommendations provided for growing a well-balanced garden.
February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6–7:30pmBee School (4 week course)Join us for Bee School to get the buzz on these fascinating creatures. Did you know that bees are the only insects that make food that is edible for humans? Learn more fascinating facts and decide if beekeeping is for you!
In Person or Virtual
February 10, 6–7:30pmRomantic DessertsYou’ll never know when you need to create beautiful, tasty, and romantic desserts for your loved ones. Make sure you know how by cooking along with Ronanda as she creates a decadent Raspberry Chocolate Torte and tasty Strawberry Cookies.
February 17, 6–7:30pmClassic French Date NightTraveling to Paris might be out of reach right now so join us virtually for a delicious French bistro-style dinner! Cook along with Kristi to learn how to pan-fry a tender strip steak with a delicious red wine sauce and lightly steamed green beans, seasoned with herbs de Provence and topped with toasted almonds. Compliment the main course with simple oven-baked frites dipped in French aioli. This seductive meal ends with a chocolate soufflé for dessert.
February 23, 6–7:30pmSpring Dinner in SicilyRich Terapak and Steve Stover will feature the food of Sicily, featuring a menu of our favorite dishes from our recent trips. Watch along as we create twin appetizers on toasted Italian bread, a tapenade of chopped olives, and cannellini bean spread with chopped walnuts. Enjoy with Primi: pasta alla Norma with eggplant and scaloppini with asparagus and Sicilian cheese with a Marsala wine and butter sauce. Finish the evening with an absolutely divine frozen almond semifreddo with homemade chocolate sauce.
February 26, 6–8pmPaint & Sip: Floral CascadeGrab a beverage and learn to paint different types of flowers in a lush draping design. All painting experience levels can participate thanks to Sarah’s step by step instructions. A painting supplies list will be provided in advance.
March 9, 6–7:30pmPerennial Edible Food ForestLearn about permaculture methods that mimic nature by increasing biodiversity which provides healthy and resilient ecosystems that support people and the planet. A practical application of these principles in a suburban backyard will help provide a variety of fruits, perennial vegetables, herbs and firewood.
March 10, 6–7:30pmInvasive SpeciesInteracting with plants can be so rewarding whether you’re an avid gardener, a regular outdoor hiker, or a houseplant newbie. It’s important to understand and be a steward of the balance of our local ecosystem. Part of that stewardship is recognizing invasive plant species.
March 16, 6–7pmPest ManagementThis class will explore the concept of Integrated Pest Management and how it can help you tame pest problems in your vegetable garden and home landscape. Learn how to use non-chemical controls to reduce harmful pests and create habitats for beneficial organisms that aid in keeping harmful pest populations under control.
March 23, 6–7:30pmHerb GardeningLearn how easy herbs are to grow. We will discuss the basics of garden design to create a visually pleasing and functional herb garden for your use. Also, we will cover some historical uses of these plants including as. medicine, seasoning, fragrance and display.
DonateStudies show that spending time in nature has physical and mental health benefits. Through our natural displays, community outreach and access programs, the Conservatory is uniquely positioned to address the added stress felt by so many recently.