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Winter Brochure

Winter At The Conservatory

This brochure highlights what’s happening at the Conservatory from January through March.

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Visitor Experience

Health & Safety Procedures In accordance with state and city guidelines, the Conservatory has updated many of our health and safety policies.

Thank you to all of our guests for their cooperation. It is only with your continued support that we can remain a safe place to visit.

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Ticketing Reserving tickets in advance ensures the easiest check-in experience 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.

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On View Through March 6 Orchids Thousands of vibrant orchids will blanket the Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse this winter! The orchids are presented in striking color combinations, creating a bright and uplifting tropical escape.

Included With General Admission & Special Engagement Admission Orchids Exhibition
On View Through May 31 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 Engagement Admission SPOKE Exhibition
On View February 26-May 30 Blooms & Butterflies Stroll amid hundreds of colorful butterflies from around the world flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a warm tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. This immersive exhibition is one of the most popular times of year for visitors!

Included With General Admission Blooms & Butterflies Exhibition

Coming This Spring: Columbus Blooms April 1-30, 2022

A dazzling celebration of spring! More than 100,000 tulips, narcissus and other stars of the season bloom throughout the gardens and container displays.

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More To Do This Winter

ON PERMANENT DISPLAY Chihuly Collection 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.

Included in General Admission and Special Engagement Admission Chihuly Collection
Select Dates January-October Chihuly Nights See the Collection in a whole new light! It will be illuminated on select evenings from 7–10pm!

Special Engagement Rates Apply See Dates
Open Daily Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse Bring this season’s exhibitions home with you, pick up a beautiful orchid, a piece of local art, or something butterfly-themed.

Sales & Specials
Orchids Sale | January 22 & 23
Jewelry Sale | February 5 & 6
Valentine's Day Special | February 14
Blooms & Buterflies | February 26

Included With General Admission & Special Engagement Admission Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse Page

Host Your Event At The Conservatory EVENT SALES | 614.715.8100 | EVENTSALES@FPCONSERVATORY.ORG

Host a meaningful wedding ceremony at the Conservatory. The botanical gardens are a lovely setting to celebrate with close family and friends all year long.

Make it destination style in the lush Palm House or cozy and rustic in the Wells Barn. Your dream celebration can be a reality at one of our many venues.

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Take A Class

This is a selection of our upcoming classes. The full list is available on our calendar.

February 24 | 6-8pm The Sustainable Kitchen: Orange Glazed Salmon Students will sear salmon until golden, brown and slightly crispy, while the interior is flake-apart tender. To pair with the salmon, students will prepare a warm brussel sprout and bacon salad topped with toasted walnuts and parmesan cheese. A winter cocktail will complete the meal.

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March 5 | 1–3pm DIY Terrarium terrarium-supplies-on-table Create a lush terrarium that’s green enough for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. All supplies, including a variety of plants, are included in registration.

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March 8 | 6–9pm 40 Years of 'Chef's In The City' Rich-Terapak-and-Steve-Stover Chefs in the City’ Steve Stover and Rich Terapak are celebrating 40 years of teaching cooking together! To mark the occasion, they have created a special menu of some of their favorite dishes over the years.

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March 9 | 6-9pm Paint & Sip: Abstract Landscape Join in a fun evening of painting your way through an abstract seasonal landscape with a glass of wine. Learn the basic techniques of acrylic painting, and come away with your own personal masterpiece.

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March 13 | 2–3pm Potted Paper Orchid maroon-orchid-blossoms Create your own everlasting potted orchid from paper using fun and easy techniques. Explore the magic of crepe paper in delicate floral sculptures.

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March 31 | 6–8pm The Sustainable Kitchen: Almond Cakes Almond cakes are known for their tender crumb and rich almond flavor. In this class, we’ll learn two variations of almond cake: French almond cake and the Italian carrot-almond cake. We’ll also learn to make a Bee’s Knees cocktail to honor the almond pollinator.

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April 7 | 6:30-8pm Early Spring Floral Arrangements Learn the basics of creating a stunning arrangement bursting with spring colors using seasonal flowers. We will discuss color selection, the flowers typically available this season, and how to achieve a balanced floral design. Enjoy sipping on a glass of sparkling wine as you create a centerpiece in a vase to take home!

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April 16 | 1–3pm Needle Felted Spring Landscape Students will learn the basics of needle felting by designing a floral spring landscape. Students will create a garden full of life and color by applying wool roving to a piece of fabric using a sharp needle.

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Support The Conservatory

Donate As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of our community to make access possible. Please consider investing in our mission to connect our community with the positive effects of nature. Make a gift today!

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Volunteer Supporting the Conservatory as a volunteer will warm your heart this winter. Opportunities are available all year throughout the organization with the Visitor Experience, Horticulture, Exhibitions and Education departments.

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