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Franklin Park Conservatory

1777 East Broad Street



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.


Ana Maria Lehner

Thursday, July 5, 2018
We have been members for a few years now and absolutely love this place. They always have really nice exhibits and activities for all ages. The grounds around the outside are so beautiful and often times people forget that you can walk around and explore the property. Recently, they added an amazing children's garden that we love going to with our little guy! Definitely check it out and it's worth buying the membership!

Barb Funk

Monday, July 23, 2018
It's been since the year of Ameriflora, since I've last been here. Wow!!! This is amazing and I've only seen part. The Wells Barn is a beautiful venue to rent and all of the buildings and community garden spaces are lovely!!! So many flowers and vegetables are grown, plus there are herb gardens and made gardens made by nicely trimmed bushes. Summer cap for kids is in full swing right now and thus place is hopping!! I'm making a note to come back and see all of the other improvements that have been made including the new 3-acre kid's space! It looks amazing! Plenty of parking all over. There's even a mini book library exchange behind The Wells Barn!

Adrienne Correa

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a stunning 88-acre botanical landmark two miles east of downtown Columbus. My family and I checked out the the conservatory’s education, cultural, and social events and then decided to simply walk around and appreciate the exceptional plant collection, garden, seasonal art, and nature-based exhibitions that the conservatory hosts. A premier botanical landmark and one of the top Columbus OH attractions, the indoor gardens are filled with exotic plant life and artwork by national and international artists, while the outdoors take visitors on a one-mile walking loop through the botanical gardens, the open green space, and art sculptures. There are many special events and activities throughout the year at the conservatory, and visitors can partake in one of the many classes or workshops on cooking, gardening, wellness, or the fine arts.

Kelly O'Brien

Monday, June 11, 2018
I was married at the Wells Barn this past weekend- the staff was AMAZING. Our wedding coordinator Angel and Catering lead Addison were absolutely wonderful. Our day went off without a glitch, and best of all, Ben and I were able to enjoy our day without any hassle! Angel and Addison handled EVERYTHING. The grounds were beautiful, clean, and organized exactly how we wanted them for our day. Thank you Franklin Park- we had the best weekend ever!

Kandice Alexander

Friday, June 15, 2018
I like the park. You can be there and just enjoy the scenery, which is gorgeous. There are herons, ducks, and geese. There is plenty of room to walk around. They also offer a farmer's market every Wednesday in the summer that includes produce, baked goods, meat, and at least 1 food truck. The park also offers educational programs and different classes. There is something for everyone here!

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