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Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203-2040
Phone Number: 614-715-8000
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Description: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical...
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a premier botanical landmark and attraction featuring exceptional plant collections, indoor and outdoor gardens, seasonal art and nature-based exhibitions, and a dynamic array of events for visitors of all ages. Current and Upcoming exhibitions include:Bruce Munro: Light: A special evening engagement featuring the light-based works of artist Bruce Munro. On view Wednesday–Friday evenings, September 25, 2013–February 8, 2014. Merry & Bright: The Conservatory's annual holiday celebration featuring festive poinsettia and evergreen displays, a gingerbread competition and special entertainment. November 23, 2013–January 5, 2014. Orchids: An artful and imaginative display of hundreds of orchids in the warm Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse. January 11–April 14, 2014. Blooms & Butterflies: The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden. March 8–September 28, 2014.
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What a neat neat place!

If you like plants and if you are a gardener this place is like a 5 star hotel. They have thousands of plant varieties, a great cafe and the views are just unbelieveable. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Dover, Ohio
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Dover, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you like plants and if you are a gardener this place is like a 5 star hotel. They have thousands of plant varieties, a great cafe and the views are just unbelieveable. It's worth every penny and it's not even that expensive for admission

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Bluffton OH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I breezed through the exhibits but it is worth spending hours there. the desert biosphere and the butterfly exhibit especially. Being early March, we stayed indoors but the outdoor environment was expansive and worth extra time as well.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Franklin Park Conservatory is a beautifully planted and maintained facility that puts Columbus' best face forward. Tremendous diversity of plants combined with a lovely butterfly inhabited tropical garden ecosystem make for a special learning experience for folks of all ages but especially children. The park is spacious and handicapped accessible. Be sure to visit when in Columbus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the best places in Columbus. And most people don't know how nice the grounds are. Don't just visit the Conservatory, take a stroll through the outdoor gardens

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We visit the conservatory almost every time we are in Columbus because it is always gorgeous. There are different rooms with something for everyone to see. During nice weather there is an amazing property to explore and there are outdoor gardens as well. Beautiful place to take a walk. I have been to the Kew Gardens in England (WOW is... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Wonderful displays year round!! This is truly one of my favorite places to go when I am in columbus. I prefer the inside where they seem to focus most of their attention to the gardens but it is a large property and there is some cool sculpture and other plants on the grounds

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always special exhibits. Currently an orchid show. Next up is a butterfly exhibit. Constant specials from concerts to cocktail parties. Great landscaping and open space with walking trails.

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columbus, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots of wonderful plants can even go on a rainy day, your visit there will cheer up any debbie downer

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Fredericktown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I have been here many times, and I always find something new. This botanical garden costs only $13 per adult for admittance. Very well managed with some of the most beautiful orchids and desert plants you will ever see on the inside, and thousands of lilies, tulips, and other bulbous plants outside. Be sure to visit the Blooms and Butterfly... More 

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FrankPkConservatory, Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary and comprehensive review. Glad you enjoy the Conservatory and all it has to offer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have enjoyed going to the Franklin Park Conservatory for multiple events and with a variety of folks. I've held staff meetings here and taking my family for a special event. We enjoy looking at the variety of plants in the different zones. It is always fun to go to the Butterflies and Blooms program...it is quite beautiful to see... More 

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