Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus City

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  • Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203, Columbus City, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6147158000
  • Ticket Price: 13 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
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About Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus City

This historic attraction, built in 1895, is probably the most beautiful place in the city. It's amazing just how much floral variety they've managed to stuff in here.

  • There are 400 species of plants, most of which can be found in recreated biomes from around the planet - Himalayan, Rainforest, Tropical, and Pacific Islands. These areas are presented complete with rock and water bodies through which immaculately kept pathways course.
  • There are 43 different species in the Palm House.
  • The conifer and ornamental grass garden is elegantly landscaped.
  • The Grand Mallway bursts with flowers, and the even prettier Bride Gardens is a popular place for weddings.
  • In spring, the daylily garden shows off 850 varieties of the flower.
  • The Garden Campus combines classes in cooking and herb-rearing.
  • In summer, local glass artists put on a fascinating daily glass blowing demonstration.

And all of this doesn't even include the special and temporary exhibitions the gardens organise from time to time. The whole experience is nothing short of magical.

Franklin Park Conservatory Information

  • Disabled accessible.

Franklin Park Conservatory Ticket Prices

  • $10 seniors and students with valid ID
  • $6 children 3–17, free for ages 2 and under

Franklin Park Conservatory Opening and Closing Hours

Garden Cafe

  • Daily 11am–3pm
  • Weekends 11am–4pm

Hot Shop Glass Blowing Demonstration:

March - December only;

  • 11am-2pm on weekdays.
  • 12m-3pm on weekends.

How To reach Franklin Park Conservatory by Public Transport

  • Bus 10 stop E Broad St & Franklin Park Cons
  • Bus 11 stop Oak St & Morrison Ave

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  • I'm not much of a plant person. My friend and I went here for the butterfly exhibit and just to look around. It was crowded and a bit annoying to try to enjoy anything with strollers blocking the way every time you turned around. Overall it was an enjoyable experience, I had never been to the Conservatory or even Franklin Park outside of the annual Asian Festival so it was nice to walk around, catch up with my friend, and look at *some* interesting things. It was EXPENSIVE though. Too expensive for me to ever be likely to return. $15 per person was a little much for the hour, hour and a half of time it took to see everything. We had lunch there too, which was another mistake because that too was priced through the roof. I understand they have to get money to keep the place running (and apparently make more renovations like they are currently doing) but it wasn't worth it for me at all. That $15 can get me gas to go somewhere more interesting to me.

  • This place is incredible! I have been coming here since I was a child. They have child friendly hands on activities on the lower level. I can see by the construction out side they are adding a new playground and other child centric items. I was especially excited to go today. It has been in the single digits foe a while and it was wonderful to feel like I was outside breathing fresh air without freezing.

  • This was my first time at the conservatory and I was very impressed. We went for the gardens aglow event and I would definitely go back just to see the flowers and other plants. The light display is one of my favorite light displays. They did a really good job integrating the lights with the plants and the garden. The gingerbread house competition was a fun addition as well. It's a good size conservatory and well worth a visit!

  • This place has brought me home. Having lived in Hawaii and visited the Philippines throughout my life, I was transported. They have amazing care of their plants. Not a single pest to be seen (how do you prevent little garden gnats?) . This place is so phenomenal. I have gone a few occasions now and have been impressed with the seasonal upkeep. The first time I went was with the fall squash displays. The second was during their winter wonderland. The live glass blowing demonstration is phenomenal to watch and so pleasant to sit in during the colder temperatures. I adore the staff at the cafe--so kind. The gift shop has the sweetest plants, and I can't get enough of this place!

  • I have been dying to go to the conservatory since moving to the Columbus area. My overall View was good, the plants are beautiful, most of the rooms are pretty interesting to walk around. There are some areas that looks like it could use some TLC, areas for improvement, and some of the plants look like they can be cleaned up. Overall though I would definitely go back and experience it in the springtime.

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