Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Garden, Landmark, Other Outdoors
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 645-8733
Monday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • Beautiful and educational.
  • This conservatory was built in 1895 and contains over 400 species of plants. Prior to 1884 this land was occupied by the State Fair.
  • Must check out the butterfly exhibit. It's beautiful.
  • Cocktails at the Conservatory on Thursdays nights
  • The Franklin Park Conservatory is a botanical landmark that features biomes representing global climates, bonsai, palm and exotic plant collections and 28 acres of outdoor botanical gardens.
  • Free 5-8 on the first Wed of the month.
  • Light at Franklin Park Conservatory is an exhibit by British artist, Bruce Munro, from Sept. 25 to Feb. 8. Known for creating mesmerizing installations of light and will showcase 10 major pieces.
  • Escape the cold this winter by visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory! There are many beautiful exhibits and a plethora of plant species to explore. Stop by the Palm House and feel the heat!
  • Great place to visit. Their Thursday night Cocktails at the Conservatory is great!
  • Great place for an outing with the family, especially during butterfly season
  • Beautiful but deadly. Go find this guy!
  • Franklin Park Conservatory offers enriching and memorable experiences inspired by art, culture and the botanical world. Don't miss the Orchids! in January and the Sacrifice & Bliss exhibit on display.
  • Once you are done admiring the indoor areas blended with amazing glass art from Dale Chihuly, head outside and have lunch at a table among the beautiful outdoor exhibits during the summer.
  • The Garden Cafe serves fresh, made-from-scratch fare and Botanica, the Conservatory's gift shop, features gardening accessories, plants, books, artwork, and more.
  • Make sure to visit the bonsai collection, and don't miss the Pacific Island garden, complete with Chihuly glass sculptures.
  • Did you know? At one time the conservatory kept animals in the lower rooms. They were later moved and became part of the very first Columbus Zoo.
  • A must see if you're in Columbus. Chihuly glass that is owned by the organization, so they have a permanent collection all year around.
  • Great modern glass exhibit by Dale Chihuly, many of the pieces are intertwined with the plants for a spectacular exhibit of man-made and natural beauty.
  • These award-winning gardens shouldn't be missed. Stroll the butterfly exhibit and gardens, or shop in the greenhouse. Experiences for all ages, & food featuring herbs from the gardens! Open 10am-5pm.
  • If you're visiting the kids garden bring swimwear or a change of clothes. The water feature is tons of fun and will wear your kid out before nap time.

Nearby places

1755 E Broad St
18 N Nelson Rd (at E. Broad St.)
Franklin Park South (Rhoads Ave.)