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Winter At The Conservatory

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Visitor Experience

Health & Safety Procedures We 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.

Know Before You Go
Visiting pink-and-white-flowers We ask that guests visit the Conservatory only with members of their immediate households. If you are experiencing symptoms or feel unwell, please visit at a later date.

Plan A Visit
Ticketing koi-pond-from-above All guests, including members, must reserve their tickets online before their visit.

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Face Coverings gnome-in-childrens-garden In 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
Memberships yellow-butterfly-on-purple-flowers Please make all membership purchases or renewals online before your visit.

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Vulnerable Population Hours stairs-leading-to-the-palm-house Every Thursday, the Conservatory will open at 9am for guests with high-risk considerations, such as seniors or individuals with compromised immune systems.

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January 23 to March 7 Orchids pink-orchids-in-pacific-island-water-gardens Thousands of vibrant orchid blossoms will fill the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse, bringing with them a warm, tropical escape for the senses.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Orchids Exhibition
January 23 to May 31 Bringing Reverence to Nature: An Exploration of Botanicals in Paper paper-botanicals Featuring the works of local artist Lea Gray, this exhibition captures the spirit of nature through masterfully designed plant sculptures, made entirely of paper.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Bringing Reverence to Nature Exhibition
On Permanent Display Chihuly Collection persian-ceiling-by-chihuly-studio The 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.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagements Chihuly Collection Exhibition

Coming This Spring: Columbus Blooms A dazzling celebration of spring! More than 125,000 tulips, narcissus and other stars of the season bloom throughout the gardens and container displays.

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January 23 & February 12, 13 & 14, 7-10pm Chihuly Nights Enjoy the Chihuly Collection after hours! All installations will be professionally lit to create breathtaking views within the backdrop of the interior Conservatory.

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Now Booking Host Your Event At The Conservatory wedded-couple-in-palm-house Host 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 Booking Proposals proposal-in-palm-house Looking 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, 6-7:30pm Plant Science 101 monsterra-leaf Demystify 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.

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January 15, 6–8pm Paint & Sip: Winter Forest Grab 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.

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January 20, 7–8pm Cookie Decorating Bake 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.

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January 23, 12:30–2pm DIY Terrarium terrarium-supplies-on-table Create 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!

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January 27, 6–7:30pm Orchids for Beginners maroon-orchid-blossoms It’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.

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January 28, 6–7:30pm Victory Gardening community-garden-campus-in-bloom If 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.

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February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6–7:30pm Bee 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!

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February 10, 6–7:30pm Romantic Desserts hands-making-dough-on-counter You’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.

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February 17, 6–7:30pm Classic French Date Night Traveling 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.

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February 23, 6–7:30pm Spring Dinner in Sicily Rich-Terapak-and-Steve-Stover Rich 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.

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February 26, 6–8pm Paint & Sip: Floral Cascade pink-and-yellow-mums Grab 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.

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March 9, 6–7:30pm Perennial Edible Food Forest Learn 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.

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March 10, 6–7:30pm Invasive Species Interacting 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.

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March 16, 6–7pm Pest Management This 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.

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March 23, 6–7:30pm Herb Gardening collection-of-herbs Learn 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.

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Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse

January 23 & 24 Orchids Sale orchid-products 20% off all orchid plants and orchid themed pottery, books and supplies

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January 23 & 24 Tropical Plant Sale various-tropical-plants 25% to 50% off select tropical foliage and flowering plants

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January 23–24 & February 12–14 Chihuly Sale glass-vases-made-in-hot-shop 20% off Chihuly brand merchandise (excludes studio edition glass and limited edition prints)

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February 6 & 7 Jewelry Sale jewelry-on-leaf 20% to 50% off select jewelry

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February 14 Valentine's Day Sale pink-bloom 25% off select orchids and blooming plants and Valentine gift items

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Support The Conservatory

Donate family-in-front-of-childrens-garden Studies 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.

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Volunteer snow-in-courtyard Shake off winter’s chill at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through volunteering! Giving back as a volunteer will warm your heart.

Opportunities are available all year throughout the organization: visitor experience, horticulture, education and exhibitions.

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