Franklin Park Conservatory

1777 East Broad Street
614-715-8000

Mission

 

Inspired by horticulture, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens elevates quality of life and connects the community through educational, cultural, and social experiences.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and cultural attraction featuring exceptional plant collections and gardens, seasonal art- and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of educational opportunities and special events for visitors of all ages.

The Conservatory is situated in the 88-acre Franklin Park just two miles east of downtown Columbus. Featuring indoor gardens filled with exotic plant life and artwork, including a collection of glass works by artist Dale Chihuly, the Conservatory offers enjoyment of the natural world any time of the day or year. Outdoors, botanical gardens, art sculptures, open green space and a one-mile walking loop offer respite from everyday life.

Seasonal exhibitions include Orchids, and family favorites Blooms & Butterflies and Merry & Bright. The Conservatory hosts special, temporary exhibitions of works by national and international artists each year.

All ages can partake in a variety of special events and activities throughout the year. A full menu of classes, workshops and camps are offered in gardening, cooking, fine art and wellness.

With its natural surroundings, both indoors and out, the Conservatory serves as a premier venue for special events and corporate gatherings.


Reviews

M Zone

Rating:
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Franklin park is a gem! Lots of beautiful corners to explore. Spread a blanket under a tree and day dream, ride your bike around, do a little yoga, watch the ducks and geese... lovely all year long, every season has its charm here. Also check out info for the conservatory. Love this place!

Debbie Clonch

Rating:
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

A very relaxing place to either just walk around or take the family for a fun, educational experience. I go here about twice a month just to break away from the hustle and bustle. Great spaces to just take a leisurely stroll or find a bench and just relax.

David W.

Rating:
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

This is an absolutely beautiful place that is home to many local events in Ohio, my absolute favorite being The Asian Festival. This is also a fantastic place for weddings, walking, jogging and bike riding. There is even an indoor greenhouse.

Amanda Probst

Rating:
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

So much fun! It was a great place and very well cared for. We loved seeing all of the exhibits and looking at some of the classes.

Sara Wallace

Rating:
Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017

Always an enjoyable experience whether you have a solo trip or want a place to take visiting family or friends. Price is a little high for the size in comparison to other similar places in other cities but the rest of the park is free to roam and plenty of parking. Great place for photos and people watching.