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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Situated in an 88-acre public park two miles east of downtown Columbus, this historic, botanical landmark offers beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens, dynamic exhibitions, and world-renowned artwork.

A signature collection of Dale Chihuly glass artwork is on view, with an accompanying working glass Hot Shop. Light Raiment II, a light installation by world-renown artist James Turrell, illuminates the John F. Wolfe Palm House every evening at dusk. Seasonal and new art and horticulture-based exhibitions are offered throughout the year. 

The Garden Cafe serves fresh, made-from-scratch fare and Botanica, the Conservatory's gift shop, features home decor, gardening accessories, plants, books, artwork, and more.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Orchids & Botanical Exploration: January 10–April 5, 2015

Blooms & Butterflies: March 7–September 27, 2015

Bulb Display: Spring, 2015

David Rogers' Big Bugs: May 16–September 27, 2015

Scary Plants featuring Villafane Studios: October 3–November 15, 2015

Merry & Bright: November 21, 2015–January 3, 2015

The Conservatory is open daily, 10am to 5pm, with select evening hours throughout the year. For more information, visit


Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 East Broad St.

Columbus, Ohio 43203

Phone Number(s)

Toll-Free: (800) 214-7275
Local Number: (614) 715-8000

E-mail Address(es)


Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Hours:




Adults: 13.00
Seniors - 60+: 10.00
Children ages 3 - 17: 6.00
Students 18+: 10.00
Present valid student ID

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Cash, Check, Debit Card, Discover, Mastercard, Visa



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Pacific Island Water Garden at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Partner Itineraries

  • Columbus Food Lovers Weekend
    by Partner Author

    A weekend Itinerary for food lovers discovering Columbus. Columbus has lots to offer those looking for culinary activities from food tours to cooking classes, markets and many excellent restaurants, bakeries and artisan food producers.

    Spent the morning exploring the North Market and try some ice cream at Jeni's ice creams. During growing season check out the outdoor farmers market. Pop over to Grandview for coffee at Stauf's and a visit to America's oldest peanut butter factory.

    Lunch at Thurman's or Schmidt's in German Village both have been featured on Man vs Food. In the afternoon choose between Columbus Food Adventures German Village walking tour or all dessert food tour.

    Wander in the Short North - especially on the first Saturday of the month which is Gallery Hop. Choose a restaurant for dinner or enjoy a drink. Stop by Brother's Drake Meadery to sample some of their excellent Mead.

    Spend the morning exploring Franklin Park Conservatory and Franklin Park. Don't miss the community garden. You might even get to see the live fire theater in action. They have an amazing outdoor pizza oven. Stop by the Angry Baker in Olde Towne East for some lunch.

    In the afternoon check out the Columbus Food Adventures taco truck tour.

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