Franklin Park Conservatory

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1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH, USA - (614) 645-8733

Franklin Park Conservatory Columbus Reviews

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20 reviews
Aug 15, 2006
For the same as the cost of a movie (or maybe a little less), you can experience one of Columbus's gems, the Franklin Park Conservatory. The Conservatory is a public botanical garden located downtown, adjacent to Franklin Park on Broad St. There are many kinds of flora, including some from tropical, desert, and Pacific island climes. Several bonsai trees are also on exhibit. Between March and September every year, the Blooms & Butterflies exhibit in the Pacific Island room involves the daily release of butterflies, as well as displays of the pupae and extra information about these beautiful insects. As if that weren't enough, the Conservatory has a permanent collection of Chihuly glass artwork distributed throughout the gardens. The first floor of the conservatory includes further displays of the artist's work, as well as books about the projects and techniques involved.

The Conservatory is a great place to spend an hour or two relaxing and enjoying natural beauty. Children are welcome, and encouraged to play and learn throughout the exhibits and a specifically designated room. Some plants may be purchased at the conservatory shop. Additional attractions: a cafe and a small courtyard with benches and sculptures. One last tip - entry to the conservatory is free on the first Wednesday of each month, between 5pm and 8pm!
Blooms & Butterflies
Chihuly Glass
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